If you are feeling worried, alone, anxious, depressed or low – please remember that help is always available and you do not have to suffer in silence.
In this guide you will find details of ways in which you can “mind” your mental health and stay well.
If you’re 16 or over, you can complete a mood self-assessment that can help you better understand how you’ve been feeling recently. With each question, think about how you’ve been feeling over the last 2 weeks.
Take a look at this handy guide for how to get the greatest benefit from your breathing exercises.
When the weather is nice letting in natural light and warmth can improve your mood.
Try to go to sleep and get up at your usual times. Turn electronics off at least 1-hour before bed to help quiet your mind. Shower in the morning and get dressed for the day to help create a positive mindset.
Take a walk get fresh air and clear away the cobwebs. You can do it safely with your household and distanced from people. Or how about dancing? Or even taking a FREE YouTube belly dancing class?
Staying hydrated and healthy
Where possible aim to get your 5 a day of fruit and veg. This could be fresh, frozen, tinned or in a smoothie.
Mind your plate
Consider your options
The same goes for milk. Choose fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
Try to limit your intake of refined sugar. Choose options that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
You mind matters
Self – Care
Guided meditation and sleep meditations are excellent ways to relax a busy mind.
Set SMART goals
If you are working from home or need to be productive, set smart and achievable goals for your day.
Your goals must be:
- Time bound