Although being stuck at home may have been something of a novelty for the first few weeks of social distancing guidelines, many Melbournians are likely now finding it tough. Looking after your health, wellbeing, and happiness is more important than ever, so Mary Magalotti and the Life Resolutions team have some advice to help you manage.
1. Work on routine
Take time each morning to plan your day, prioritising tasks and goals. If you keep this list in a convenient location, it will help you stay on track throughout the day. Make sure to stay consistent as it will help your mind and body relax.
2. Keep on top of alcohol consumption
Many people choose to turn to drinking when they are feeling lonely or down, but this is a slippery slope, as alcohol issues can strike at any time. Moderate your drinking, and chat to a professional if you are worried it is getting too much.
3. Stay active
Exercise is an important part of staying well and is also proven to lift the mood. If you are feeling down, try some stretches in your backyard or a walk around the block, as fresh air is especially helpful when trying to improve mood.
4. Get enough sleep
Sleep is so crucial to both mental and physical health because our bodies use those precious eight hours to repair and restore cells. If you have difficulties falling asleep, try avoiding caffeine and bright lights before bed.
5. Keep connected
Technology can go a long way in helping us keep in touch with friends and loved ones. Schedule in a weekly video chat with a group of friends and stay in contact via daily text updates.
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It has been a difficult few months for many, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or lonely. If you are struggling, please contact us today to book an appointment.