New research released today has shown that the busy pace of modern life has left 42 per cent of people feeling more exhausted than ever before. In response to this, Arctic Coffee is sharing some tips from the website of mental health charity Mind, to help people maintain good mental health and wellbeing at this time. Here is a list of their top tips for anyone who may be struggling:
Relax and reduce stress
It’s important to find time every day to do something you find relaxing, whether it’s having a bath, using a relaxation or mindfulness app, listening to music or playing with a pet. Find something that you enjoy doing to help ease the stress of life returning to normal again.
Spend time outdoors
Getting some fresh air every day is crucial to maintaining good levels of mental health and wellbeing. Get out for a walk with a friend to combine the outdoors with some socialising or simply choose to walk to work if you can for an easy, healthy and mindful addition to your day.
With life now returning to some semblance of normality, it’s a great opportunity to get out and see people again. Not only does socialising reduce feelings of loneliness, but it also gives you the chance to talk about how you’re feeling face to face. Opening up to a trusted friend or family member can really help you feel listened to and supported.
Get moving and hydrate
Try to build physical activity into your daily routine, if possible. It doesn’t have to be anything big, like running a marathon. If you aren’t used to being active, start off small and try to find something you enjoy, like cycling or an online class at home. Make sure you’re also drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Get creative and learn new skills
Whether it’s making TikTok videos, drawing or baking, getting creative can really help boost your overall mental health and wellbeing, whilst adding some fun to your day. Why not start by picking one thing you enjoy but may have never tried before and see how you get on. It can be helpful to focus on how much you enjoy your new hobby or skill rather than how good you are at it. It doesn’t have to be perfect as long as it makes you happy.
Get some quality sleep
As much as we might live on our devices during the day, limiting screen time before the lights go out can have a huge impact on your quality of sleep. If you can, try to avoid screens an hour or two before bed. Sleeping well can really help you feel fresh and more able to cope with whatever the day ahead might hold.
For further information, please contact McCann PR:
Mind, the mental health charity, provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. Find out more about Mind’s information and support here.