There’s a lot of anxiety inducing stuff happening at the moment! A lot of us are WFH (maybe when we’re not used to), or practicising social distancing and spending more time in the house than normal (or both!)
This is a good time to think about looking after your mental health in this new routine, and I thought it would be good for us to share our tips!
- Keeping up a routine as much as you can (exercise - youtube has some free resources, talking to people online, cooking good food, etc)
- Being aware I might not be on it as much as possible (Anxiety is really tiring, you may have less mental or physical energy than normal, even if you don’t get ill). Give yourself permission to prioritise and let things drop as needed
- Practice social media pruning: If you can’t take a full break (if you need it for work, or keeping in ocntact with folks) mute words or hashtags, even temporarily, to give yourself a break from the news.
- I plan to do some more virtual socialising: there are slacks you can join, or things like https://www.netflixparty.com/ and https://en.boardgamearena.com/ to check out
How is everyone doing? Are people taking additional measures for their selfcare at the moment?