As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues and many of us are no longer able to leave our homes, it is important to remember to practice positive mental health habits. During stressful times and major disruptions to daily routine, it is easy to have heightened anxiety and feelings of stress and depression. Here are 5 tips to stay mentally healthy from home.
Create a routine and stick to it
Make a schedule of things you plan to do every day; make a list of goals or hobbies you want to start/pick back up. Having a routine gives you a structure and sense of purpose. Find a good flow to follow at home that promotes positive mental health.
Reorganize and clean your house
Now is the perfect time to do some tidying up of your house or start that spring cleaning and organizing you’ve been wanting to do. Studies show that living in a clean and organized atmosphere is beneficial for your mental health.
Try cooking something new
Test out a new fun recipe or bring back one of your favorites. Cooking can be a great way to relax, destress, and connect with those in your home, while helping you sustain a nutritious diet.
Exercise at home
Physical activity has proven to have lots of positive benefits on mental health. Find a free video tutorial to follow along with, go for a run or a hike to keep the endorphins flowing and your mindset positive.
Video chat with friends and family
It is important to stay connected with your friends and family, even if you can’t see them in person. Social interaction and connection are proven to beneficial to your mental health. Try catching up with one of your friends over apps like Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.