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Wellness from home

During this unprecedented and unpredictable time, it's important we take care of ourselves and our mental wellness is just as important as our physical wellness. Here are 5 tips you can use to help keep on top of your mental wellbeing and flourish during lockdown.

1 Get outdoors

Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the best ways to improve your health and happiness. It’s been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce stress while encouraging physical activity and helping to improve your physical fitness.

2 Connect with people

As we are unable to have external visitors, or leave the home to see friends and family, it is more important than ever to find other ways to connect with other people. Connecting with others gives you and an opportunity to share experiences and provide emotional support. Build relationships is vital for our mental wellbeing. Use Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp video calling to see the faces that can brighten your day.

3 Learn a new skill

Learning something new can improve your mental wellbeing and help raise self-esteem creating a sense of achievement. It can also open the door to new connections with people you may not have previously interacted with through a new mutual interest. If you are looking to pick up a new skill, there are YouTube tutorials for almost everything from fine art painting to unicycle riding. Why not have a little search to pique your curiosity.

4 Keep active

Keeping active is not only great for your physical fitness, but evidence shows it is also great for mental wellbeing. Exercise releases endorphins which help to positively change your mood. No matter your fitness level or the equipment you have at home you can; go out for a run, do a home HIIT workout or do bodyweight exercises to raise your heart rate and your mood.

5 Treat yourself

Treat yourself, you deserve it. Maybe its treating yourself to that top you have had your eye on. Or maybe its treating yourself to a takeaway or it could be a simple as treating yourself to a longer bath than usual. Go for it! lockdown can be tough but by keeping positive we can all get through this.