During these years, we have been pushed from our familiar day-to-day routines to the unknown; if you’re feeling burned out, it’s normal to feel this way. Everyone has to deal with some form of stress or anxiety.
Remember, your mental health and well-being are essential to you! So, take the time to read some of our self-care tips to help improve your mental health.
Reduce Your Time on Social Media
We know… It’s hard to place down your device! Numerous recent studies show that too much social media can negatively impact your mood, well-being, and how you perceive yourself and the world. With this in mind, you must be more conscious about the amount of time you spend scrolling and the content you expose yourself to. Instead of focusing on what’s on the news and trends every day, let’s focus on you. Try replacing that time with something more productive such as taking up a new hobby.
There’s something about writing down your thoughts on paper that can be calming and even therapeutic. Journaling is a moment of self-reflection and a way to express your thoughts and feelings.
Meditation for Mindfulness
For some, quieting your mind can be a challenge, but once you start to feel the benefits of meditation, you will be grateful for creating this habit. There are plenty of apps, books, and sources online to help you get started.
Make time to connect with friends and family
Belonging is a fundamental human motivation, and we are hardwired towards it. Whether it be meeting up face-to-face, a phone call, or even a text. Or it could be spending time connecting with people who love and care for us. All of these can release hormones that reduce stress and reignite your sense of belonging and community.
If you’re feeling the pressure of life, it’s time to take a breather. You can reduce your anxiety by reducing your social media usage, daily journaling, meditation and mindfulness practices. And if that doesn’t work for you, try making connections with other people in person or online – because we all need human contact sometimes! Which of these strategies has worked best for you?
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