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2020 has been a challenging year for many parents, with the complete change of routine throwing everything up in the air. As well as feeling uncertain about what is going on, you have also had to deal with questions from your children in a subject that is as new and unclear to you as it is to them. You’ve had to deal with a changing home schedule, homeschooling, and entertaining for days on end with little time for yourself. It’s important to remember to take care of your own mental wellbeing during this time, and you will find everything else that little bit easier when you do so. Here are five ways to improve your mental wellbeing from the comfort of your own home.
Take some me-time
Ensure that you take some time just to be you. Whether this is having a bubble bath, reading a book, or going for a walk, it’s important you have some time just be on your own. It is your time to reflect, relax, and reorganise your thoughts, as well as do the things you enjoy without being disturbed.
Look to the future
When things get a bit overwhelming, try, and think of the future. This could be looking forward to your business, family plans, or if you are moving house. Even finding small things to look forward to is a great way to keep you focused and help your mental well-being. If you are stuck in, you could try Psychic readings online and see what the cards have in store for you too!
Get a good nights sleep
Without a good night’s sleep it can be near impossible to function properly the next day. You will feel lethargic and sluggish, and this will reflect on your mental state of mind too. Sleeping allows our brains to process information and consolidate memories, helping us to recover from any mental exertion of the day before. If you have a solid night’s sleep, you can expect reduced stress, lower blood pressure, and to be in a better mood the next day – it’s a winning combination!
Talk to friends and loved ones regularly
While being a parent is the best thing in the world, you also need time to be you as a friend, a daughter, or a partner. Make time to regularly talk to your friends or loved ones, even just for a mindless chat. Message regularly, and if possible, pick up the phone for a chat or meet up somewhere for a coffee or catch up. You will feel all the better for it.
Get some exercise
There are many studies out there that prove how good exercise is for our mental wellbeing. Even a short ten minute of brisk walking can improve your energy, alertness, and mood. Try to take the children out for a wander to the local park, or take a brisk jog around the block. If you participate regularly in exercise, you will find yourself less anxious, less stressed, and with enhanced self-esteem.
Are you looking after and looking to improve your Mental Wellbeing?