Covid has changed our lives. With plenty of alone time, many of us have finally found the time we needed to look within. However, a lot of us are finding things inside ourselves that are unresolved, found parts of ourselves that we have exiled, or parts that are still hurting. Some of us are waking up to the fact that our mental health is struggling. For those of us who do not have access to mental health support, here are a few things you can do to become grounded again and reset/reclaim mental equilibrium.
- Anchor your day with a morning routine.
- Reach out to others to stave off isolation.
- Find low-stress ways to connect from a distance.
- Take an in-depth relationship inventory.
- Find fun, creative activities to boost your spirits.
- Exercise regularly – ideally outdoors.
- Use mindfulness and meditation to stay present.
- Try out a mental health app.
- Make restoring good sleep a priority.
- Eat healthfully.
- Seek immediate help if you’re endangered.
- Address substance abuse and relapse.
- Choose and express gratitude.
- Remember to be kind to yourself.
- Look for light and hope at the end of the pandemic tunnel.
Above all else, remember to hang in there, things will get better. Be patient with yourself and trust the process.