During the pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle.
That's why finding simple ways to combat our anxiety are so important in this current climate.
Exercise is proven to boost not just your physical fitness, but your mental health, too. As well as reducing anxiety (by using up that fight-or-flight adrenaline in a positive way), exercise also increases feelings of wellbeing, and improves self-esteem and confidence.
Begin to limit or at least monitor your caffeine intake, It can be worth keeping a food diary for a few weeks, to see if there is a pattern to your anxiety.
Numerous studies have found that high social media use results in poor mental health, with users experiencing greater instances of depression, anxiety, loneliness, ‘fear of missing out’.
Studies have shown that meditation can have powerful positive effects on both your mind and body, reducing stress and anxiety, lowering heart rate, improving circulation and boosting wellbeing.
Journalling has become something of an art form in recent years, and there are so many different forms out there, from bullet journals to gratitude journals, so you’ll likely find something to suit your style.
Other than that, plant-keeping is resurfacing to be one of the most effective ways to combat stress. The findings by Trees.com state that plant-keeping as a hobby may even be continued after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed.
If there’s something specific triggering your anxiety, try not to shy away from it. Accepting a problem, rather than burying your head in the sand, is important. Try breaking down large, overwhelming problems into smaller, more manageable chunks.
Mindfulness is simply focused attention on the present moment, exactly as it is, without judgement. This type of conscious awareness – giving your attention fully to the present moment – means there is no room to ruminate on the past or worry about the future.
Take pride in being a leader who encourages positivity and knows how to balance fun and productivity. Foster an environment of peer coaching to notice an increase in project management efficiency and leveraging of ideas.
A sunday well spent unwinding with our courageous cat peach at the terrace. Practicing mindfulness and gratitude is a must for those looking to boost their mood.