It’s never been important to look after your mental health than during the pandemic. With the end now in sight, it’s essential to continue to look after your own wellbeing rather than longing for an end date that simply might not come should things turn for the worse again. Fortunately, there is plenty you can do – even during a lockdown – to feel better about yourself in 2021.
Remain Close With Those Far Away
Lockdowns and enforced periods of isolation can be tough but especially so if you live far away from loved ones, friends, or family members. With travel restrictions meaning we can’t really go much further than the town or city we’re in, it becomes extremely difficult for people to cope without having seen those closest to them for several months. If you have family in other parts of the country, then why not order flowers to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England or even further afield if necessary just to let your loved ones know that you’re thinking of them. This will help you to achieve a closer bond with those far away from you and ensure your relationships don’t lapse ahead of being able to see each other for the first time again after the pandemic is over.
Try Out Yoga
If you’re feeling a little out of shape during lockdown and it’s beginning to upset you and get you down, then try practising yoga. Not only is yoga excellent for your mobility and flexibility but it can also reduce stress levels in participants, which is a massive help during this time of uncertainty. Because of this, yoga can also help people who practice it regularly to sleep better due to their increasingly calmed state of mind. Getting back in shape, getting more sleep, and feeling less stressed out are bound to help you begin to feel better about yourself. So why not give yoga a go? There are plenty of free classes online that you can try out without paying!
Social Media Detox
Often, social media can leave us with serious FOMO that can be damaging to our mental state. Services like Instagram and TikTok can leave women – particularly young teenagers – anxious about their physical appearance or social standing. This is not very helpful, especially during the crisis of a pandemic. So, we suggest a social media detox to rid yourself of these negative influences, allowing you to focus on your own wellbeing and feeling better about yourself. It’s simple, you don’t need to delete your accounts for good, simply just remove the apps from your phone and then you’ll be fine to sign back in later down the line once you’ve repaired your mental wellbeing.
Hopefully, these three tips will help you to feel better about yourself this year as we slog through the end of the pandemic and – hopefully – back into a more familiar normal life. If you’re ever feeling down, just remember our advice and we’re sure it’ll make a world of difference to how you feel.