The pandemic has been incredibly challenging for all of us. We are here for you during this difficult time. These activities might help you ease any troublesome feelings you are experiencing.
- 1. Therapy
- Therapy is extremely helpful. If anyone tells you it is not, do not listen to them. Although people have their own biases, there is nothing better than getting everything you are carrying off your chest and having a professional not only listen to you but give you advice. Just make sure you get a therapist you are comfortable with. That makes a world of difference. You can schedule a telehealth appointment with MidValley Healthcare to process your feelings.
- 2. Meditation
- You do not have to be religious to meditate. It is practiced intensively in Buddhism, but people of all faiths can benefit from this practice. Simply sit still and focus on your breath for at least 20 minutes per day.
- 3. Yoga
- Yoga benefits your mind, your body, and your spirit. If you are carrying a lot of trauma, it is a good way to release this. If you are tight, adopting a yoga practice is a great idea.
- 4. Exercise
- Practicing at least thirty minutes of aerobic exercise at least three times per week is beneficial for your mental health. This could be bicycling, dancing, rock climbing, or walking briskly. Whatever floats your boat.
- 5. Diet
- Diet is especially important for mental health. Did you know that eating a lot of sugar and consuming a lot of alcohol can actually increase your anxiety levels? It is true. You might want to limit these substances or eliminate them from your diet.
- 6. Sleep
- It is amazing how much difference a good night's sleep can make on your well-being. Sleeping for seven to nine hours per night eases your anxiety. It also helps your mood, of course, and can contribute to you not gaining weight. If you do not sleep that much, this can contribute to weight gain, so that is something to keep in mind.
- 7. Journaling
- Journaling your woes is proven to help you feel better. It is good to release your emotional burdens. Journaling about everything you are grateful for will also help you feel better. By focusing your energy on gratitude you will be able to cultivate relaxation.
- 8. Positive Thinking
- Thinking positively will help you cope with this difficult situation in the best way possible. Remember to focus on what you do have instead of what you do not have. Think about what you want instead of what you do not want and be kind to yourself.
- 9. Gratitude
- Keeping a gratitude journal is a great idea. Simply thinking about what you are grateful for is quite helpful. It is also helpful to pray about what you are grateful for or meditate on it. Do whatever feels best for you.
- 10. Artistic Endeavors
- Sometimes, there is nothing like singing a song, painting a picture, or writing a story to help you cope with a difficult situation. These activities will improve your mental health. Give them a try!
Help Is Available to Manage Anxiety and Depression
Stay safe, think positively, and practice self-care. If you are looking for help managing depression and anxiety contact MidValley Healthcare via our contact form or by calling us at (208) 888-5848.