Let’s face it, unless you’re superhuman, we’ve all somewhat felt some mental health issues the past year or so. Thanks to COVID-19.
Lockdowns have been tough! Little face to face communication, stuck in doors for what seems an entirety and sometimes working from home longer hours than intended. Although for me, working from home has been ideal for an introvert like myself. I get more shit done!
Anyway, here’s six things I do to help my mental health and hope to help you too.
Take a bath
Soak in a steaming hot bath with your favourite bath products, personally I love a bit of LUSH. I’ll treat myself to a bath bomb or a luxurious bubble bath – love Laura Mercier’s bath soak, though, I’ve sadly ran out, sob.
Make a cuppa
Tea makes everything better!
Escape in a good book
If you need some escapism, pick out a good book to read. I loved reading Normal People and Midnight Sun.
Remove myself from social media for a couple of days
It’s easy to blame social media for bad mental health days, however I feel social media helps me stay connected to anyone and everyone. But when I feel like I need a digital detox, I’ll remove myself from social media for a little while just so I can focus on ‘real’ life.
Whether that’s writing on my blog on in a diary, I find writing really soothes me. It’s good to reflect on how you feel and then you can move on from it.
Talk to friends and family
Talking to your best pal or a family member you trust really helps. Support and check on your ‘ok’ friend, that ‘always positive’ friend or someone you know who has mental health issues. It’s important to talk and sending a message shows that you care.
How have you been feeling this year? What do you do to help your mental health? Let me know in the comments below.
Books are such a good way of calming down and escaping the outside world and a social media hiatus always, always helps me. Thank you for sharing such a lovey post ✨🤍
Thank you Hannah! I agree, both great ways to help our mental health. x
I find writing so therapeutic, I definitely want to start journal writing again properly! xx
I find writing so therapeutic and would love to do some proper journaling. Also I really do think as english as it is, a cup of tea is just so warming and reminds me of home xx
I really want to get in to journalling but I feel like I’ll forget to do it. Yesss, love a good old cuppa! x
I think coming out of lockdown is more anxiety-inducing for some, than being in it. I like to have a. good pamper, watch a film with my husband and go to the beach, when I need to press the re-set button x
I agree, it definitely is! That’s lovely, I love having a good old pamper too. x
Great tips We do need to talk about it more Cris
Thank you! x
Love this post – I also find writing works really well for me!
Thank you! x
I do a lot of similar things as you. I’ve found routines really help my mental health, like having a slow and calm morning routine to get ready for the day, and a relaxing evening routine!
Slow mornings are the best! And yesss relaxing evening routine’s FTW. x
Talking to my friends and family is always the thing that helps me!
Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk
Me too – always find talking to my husband or my bestie helps. x