During the most recent pandemic, COVID-19 brought many unexpected restrictions and lockdowns imposed on your “normal” life. This has affected a very significant amount of peoples mental health.
From losing family members, money issues, business restrictions and the unknown is only touching the surface to why our mental health has been affected.
5 steps to improve mental wellbeing
1. Connect with other people
This is easy said than done with the recent restrictions in place, to over come this many family’s are using technology and using webcams and other devices to allow face to face connections with close family and friends.
Some great apps are Zoom, Facetime, Skype & House Party for them Friday night quiz nights!
Do not rely on technology or social media alone to build relationships. It’s easy to get into the habit of only ever texting, messaging or emailing people
2. Be physically active
Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing by raising your self-esteem, helping you to set goals or challenges and achieve them and causing chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood.
Improving your daily steps and reaching 10,000 can help you lose weight and feel more active, with the pandemic many people prefer to stay inside and have reduced their daily activity. Be sure that you get outside in the fresh air even a small work to begin with will help clear your mind.
Look good and feel goodDo not feel that you have to spend hours in a gym. It’s best to find activities you enjoy and make them a part of your life
3. Learn new skills
Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing by:
- boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem
- helping you to build a sense of purpose
- helping you to connect with others
Even if you feel like you do not have enough time, or you may not need to learn new things, there are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life.
Some of the things you could try include:
Learning to cook something new, starting a new DIY project, trying new hobbies that challenge you, such as writing a blog, taking up a new sport or learning to paint.
4. Give to others
Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing by:
- creating positive feelings and a sense of reward
- giving you a feeling of purpose and self-worth
- helping you connect with other people
It could be small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community. c
Some examples of the things you could try include:
- saying thank you to someone for something they have done for you
- asking friends, family or colleagues how they are and really listening to their answer
- spending time with friends or relatives who need support or company
- offering to help someone you know with DIY or a work project
5. Using health supplements to support mental health
Research shows by adding supplements to your daily routine can help with your mental health.
- CBD Products such as CBD oil, CBD Gummies and Capsules.
- Vitamin D
- Krill Oil
If you feeling low or down, remember to talk to someone and let them know how you’re feelings it’s not easy, your not alone studies have shown over 40% of the UK have suffered some form of mental health issues. During the pandemic the UK saw a 40% increase of anti depression medicine subscribed by the NHS.
Our CBD Specialist team are happy to talk to you if your feel that you are suffering from depression.