Times are strange... for all of us. Some long-standing/ neglected issues are seeing some light. Not enough, but some. In addition to the discussion around equal rights for all, we are still in the dog days of a worldwide pandemic.
COVID-19 continues to re-shape the way we live our lives leaving its impact on every area of the human experience.
We are all going a little crazy while we grieve the loss of the lives we used to live, spending much of our time away from loved ones, forced to reinvent ourselves. Here at RE-UP, the mental/physical wellness of our community is a top priority. We are committed to being a part of each other’s journey as we work towards a new way of living.
As you read on, please note that this article is simply offering suggestions to those looking to explore their own mental health routine. These suggestions are not intended to diagnose or treat severe cases and should not replace the opinions/recommendations of a licensed healthcare practitioner.
If your situation escalates, please now there are several resources at your disposal:
Crisis Services Canada Phone Number: 1-833-456-4566 (or Text HOME to 686868)
LET'S DO THIS!
Try these tips out to level up your mental health routine while isolating/physical distancing.
Make sure you’re polishing your car before taking it out for a ride.
Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. Be sure to:
Now comes the test. We are all spending a lot more time on our own.
People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than people who don't have a support network.
But I’m in isolation! Yes, this one is tricky. Here’s what you can do:
Having a way to quiet our monkey mind and deal with stress is so important!
and help quiet that noisy mind we all deal with.
Now don’t make the mistake of biting off more than you can chew. Practices likemindfulness should be treated like a muscle - if you’ve never been to the gym, you’re not about to start chucking around the 100lb dumbbells. Start with smaller meditations - 10-15 minutes is the sweet spot for beginners.
Check out Sam Harris’ app - “Waking up With Sam Harris”. This is an amazing tool for beginner, intermediate, and meditators. CLICK that link below and get mindful people!
You can’t ignore this one! With most of us spending more time at home than ever, it’s so important to have a routine you can rely on to combat stress.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE STRESS FIGHTING AND MENTAL HEALTH TIPS!