6 SIMPLE SELF-CARE TIPS

While lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, it’s going to be some time until we return to some semblance of 'normality'. With so much uncertainty still to contend with, heightened emotions are a natural response, which is why taking care of your mental health is more important than ever. Read on for our self-care tips to help boost your wellbeing at home.

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A serene white bathroom with white metro tiles and black grout, a green leafy plan and an array of luxurious bath products.

While lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, it’s going to be some time until we return to some semblance of 'normality'. With so much uncertainty still to contend with, heightened emotions are a natural response, which is why taking care of your mental health is more important than ever. Read on for our self-care tips to help boost your wellbeing at home.

1. SLEEP BETTER

If you've been struggling to get an uninterrupted night's sleep, there are many ways you can wind down before bed. Writing a ‘to-do’ list for the next day can help organise your thoughts, while daily exercise can encourage deep sleep. The light given off from smartphones and tablets should also be avoided at least half an hour before bed. Try downloading a sleep app like Pzizz for more tips and advice.

2. TRY MINDFUL ACTIVITIES

In difficult times, having a creative outlet can do wonders for your wellbeing. From knitting to drawing, watercolour painting to clay modelling, turning off the news and absorbing yourself in an activity can be very therapeutic and calming. For inspiration, check out our round-up of mood-boosting hobbies in our Inspire Me hub.

3. TREAT YOURSELF

Indulge in some 'me time' and bring the spa to your home – you deserve it! Self-care rituals like taking a long, steamy bath with essential oils, doing a face mask or even painting your nails can help you relax and switch off from the world. Why not try out a new skincare routine you didn't used to have time for?

4. CONNECT WITH LOVED ONES

Whether you meet for a walk in the park or get together virtually, keeping in touch with friends and family is vital for maintaining happiness and combating loneliness. If you're having a bad day, simply picking up the phone and talking through how you are feeling can lighten the load, as well as help someone else feel less alone.

5. GET ACTIVE

While it may be tempting to just relax on the sofa, it's no secret that exercise is a proven mood booster. In fact, studies have even shown that running can help us process difficult emotions. So, with this in mind and an abundance of yoga classes and workout routines available online, now is as good a time as any to get active.

6. EAT WELL

Tempting as it might be to reach for comfort foods and alcohol, it is not necessarily good for you long term. Eating nutritious foods like fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts will not only boost your immune system but help you feel focussed, which is essential if you are at work. Keeping healthy snacks to hand will stop you heading straight for the biscuit tin, too!

If you are struggling with your mental health, you should always seek professional help.

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