The global spread of COVID-19 has caused sudden and dramatic changes to our everyday lives. Worldwide we’ve had to adapt to a new way of living and working, which may have caused uncertainty for many of us. For those who are worried about the impact of Coronavirus on your mental health, you are not alone.
Many of us are feeling worried, lonely, bored, and frustrated. You may also be feeling down, anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those close to you. It is important to remember that it’s OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, for most of us, these feelings will pass, and we should all remember that by staying home, we’re saving lives.
To support you through this pandemic your physical and mental wellness should remain a priority. That is why we have created a month-long guide to help you feel happier and mentally healthier. The tips and advice provided are things you can do now, to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing.
At the end of the month you can reflect on the past 30 days and consider what activity you enjoyed and whether you should do it more regularly, perhaps making it a lifestyle change. For example, if going for a 15 min lunch time walk, left you feeling happier and energised, why not commit to going for a lunch walk 3 days a week?
Everyone will be feeling a multitude of emotions at the moment, and if things are getting too much, please seek professional help. We hope this 30-day challenge provides a little bit of light relief from Covid-19.