Healthy mind, healthy body. Mental fitness is just as important as physical wellbeing. We can't deny life can sometimes feel bleak without real life interaction. But introducing new habits can lighten those perspectives, and offer moments of calm when life seems anything but.
Self care has become almost a parody of itself in the Instagram world. In reality, it extends a lot further than Korean skincare and HIIT classes. It's all about finding small ways to look after yourself.
Making time to unwind is an important step in self-care
Finding homeschooling your offspring unsettling? Regretting never learning your own times tables, while telling the kids they can't get through life without them? Days inside can be especially tiring; carve out an hour for yourself to take a break from the noise.Explore
Seeking out positive affirmations is an important self-care routine
Is seeking positive affirmations as a source of self-care quackery? Hardly. Scientific studies prove positive affirmations can really improve the way you feel about yourself in times of distress.Explore
Taking a break from the news is critical for self-care
If consuming news is getting you down, switch it off. If you feel like you can't - put news alerts on your phone, to get the headlines, rather than the in-depth details on the virus' spread.Explore
Listen to music
Ain't no party like a party for one. It lifts the spirits, soothes the soul, and might even get your booty shaking for that extra bit of in-house exercise.
Making music can decrease anxiety and benefit mental health
Multiple studies show that playing or practicing an instrument can reduce anxiety and benefit mental health. Maybe it's time to bust out the recorder after all these years?Explore
Scientists have shown listening to music reduces anxiety
The conclusions of a 2020 scientific study showed that patients with high blood pressure and anxiety had their symptoms reduced when they listened to music. Give it a gander.Explore
With the Internet, there are more opportunities than ever before to stay engaged. Take them.
Make a Parlia map
Whatever your special subject is, share it with the world on Parlia.Explore
Listening to podcasts is a great way to stay engaged
There are over 750,000 podcasts available online, catering to all interests. These include many dedicated to well-being, mental health and relaxation, as well as pure, unadulterated entertainment.Explore
Participating in virtual meetings is one way of staying engaged
There are infinite platforms that exist to bring people together through video chat. Set up calls with your loved ones and party together without having to leave your bed.Explore
Relaxing the mind
Take deep breaths and think of England.
Mindfulness meditation relaxes the mind and keeps us in the present
Dealing with trauma is better than avoiding it. During these trying times it is best to be aware: The future is uncertain. The past is a series of mistakes. Embrace the present with mindfulness.Explore
Sometimes we all need a break. Cut off from reality by adopting simple meditation principles that require nothing more than five minutes of silence.Explore
This page was last edited on Thursday, 26 Mar 2020 at 08:53 UTC