With our new ‘lockdown’ routines we are living through an extraordinary chapter of our lives. It’s important during this time to look after our health and wellbeing, both mentally and psychically. Whilst we are not medical professionals, we believe the following mindful tips will be of benefit to our readers keeping their wellbeing in mind…
Taking care of your health
Of course one of the keys to improving your overall wellbeing is eating healthily and exercising regularly. This doesn’t mean you need to completely overall your life by undertaking a strenuous workout routine or a new fad diet, but keeping mildly active and eating well can help promote a healthy mindset and improve your overall wellbeing.
Spending time outdoors
Staying indoors for long periods of time can really take its toll on the mind. With the nation turning to indoor workouts to keep fit, don’t forget how beneficial it is to get out in the fresh air. With the weather so glorious at the moment what better excuse than to soak up some Vitamin D and enjoy the spring blooms (providing you wear sunscreen of course!).
Taking a break from the screen
This goes for everyone still working or not working at the moment, especially those who are habitual screen users. With technology playing such a big part in all of our lives, we could all do with some time out from accessing our laptops, tvs, phones, tablets etc. Reducing screen time can do wonders for tired eyes and promoting a good sleeping pattern, so having a little time out each day can only be a good thing.
Of course with limited face to face contact it is important to keep in contact with our loved ones. There are so many methods to keep in touch via video calls, digital messages and emails, or if you are cutting down on screen time, even the traditional telephone calls or written letters. This promotes your wellbeing by maintaining, if not strengthening your relationships during this tough time, especially when you need to have a vent!
Keeping a routine
The one you’ve probably heard a lot of since the lockdown came into place, keeping to a routine. By scheduling your day and sticking to a routine it can help you feel more in control and promote motivation. Even if it is just to get dressed, make breakfast and go for a walk every day, it helps retain structure and keeps the mind active.
Accept not every day will be a good day
No matter how hard we try to keep motivated and stay optimistic, we all have bad days and that’s okay. Accepting not every day is going to go to plan is normal and we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves. Celebrate the good no matter how small, forgive the bad and support others if you are able to, we will get through this stronger together.