How to look after your mental wellbeing whilst staying at home

Taking care of your body and mind is very important whilst staying safe at home, you might start to feel frustrated, bored, or lonely. So, keep on reading for some tips on how to keep on top of your mental well being and cope with how you may feel. Stay connected with others Keeping in […]

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Taking care of your body and mind is very important whilst staying safe at home, you might start to feel frustrated, bored, or lonely. So, keep on reading for some tips on how to keep on top of your mental well being and cope with how you may feel.

Stay connected with others

Keeping in touch and maintaining healthy relationships with people you trust is important for your mental wellbeing. Think about how you can stay in touch with friends and family while you are all staying at home, by phone, messaging, video calls or social media.

Do not stay glued to the news

Try to limit the time you send watching, reading or listening to coverage of the outbreak. To help you could set a specific time to read updates.

Take time to relax

Relaxing can help with difficult emotions and worries and improve our wellbeing. Relaxation tips can also help with feeling of anxiety.

Relaxation Tips

  • Read a book or a magazine
  • Run yourself a bath
  • Play with a pet
  • Get creative (Painting, drawing, dancing or baking)
  • Listen to music
  • Think of somewhere relaxing and peaceful (memory of where you’ve been or a place you have imagined)

Think about your daily routine

Your life is going to change for a while, and you are more than likely going to see some disruption in your normal routine. Writing a plan for your day or week maybe helpful, if you are working from home, try and get up and ready in the same way as normal. Set new tasks such as a daily home workout and pick a time to do something that makes you happy.

Look after your sleep

Having a good night’s sleep makes a big difference to how you feel, so it’s important to get enough. Sticking to good sleep practices and regular sleeping patterns will help keep your moral high.

Keep your mind active

Find something that works for you. Keeping your mind active with reading, playing games, drawing and painting the longer it isn’t focusing on the negatives.

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