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Looking After Your Mental Health In A pandemic

Let’s be clear here: the pandemic that we are currently living through has had a huge impact on the wellbeing of the entire population. It’s been an extremely difficult few months, and with no end in sight, it’s easy to understand how the situation has begun to take its toll on many of us. 


Living through a global pandemic is not something that many of us thought that we would live through, but that’s where we are right now, and we need to find a way to manage our wellbeing and mental health throughout the period. 


The key question is: how do we go about doing that? What steps can we take to look after our mental health during the pandemic? 




Be kind to yourself 


It’s far too easy to be hard on yourself in regards to how things are going for you right now, but it’s a difficult time and it’s important to understand the need to be kinder to yourself. Don’t force yourself to feel bad about how you’re coping with the current situation, instead be kind and understanding. 


When it comes to how you treat your own feelings, think about how you would treat a friend who was the feeling the same way. Would you get frustrated and upset or would you be kind and considerate? The chances are it is the latter, and that’s exactly how you should treat yourself and your feelings. 


Do what makes you feel better 


At times like this, we all have to do whatever it takes to make us feel better. Don’t be afraid to take time out to look after yourself and make your needs a priority. Whether you want to spend time reading to relax or doing adult colouring or practising yoga, it doesn’t matter, do what makes you feel better. 


You need to do whatever it takes to make yourself feel happier again, whether that’s speaking to a friend over a cup of tea or having psychic readings done, it doesn’t matter. Right now, it’s all about ding what will help you to feel good. 


Focus on your goals 


Things might seem like they’re in a mess right now as a result of the pandemic, and to an extent, they are but don’t let that derail your goals and aspirations for the future. The pandemic has changed a lot, but it doesn’t have the right to change your future. 


Make time to focus on your goals, whether that’s simply writing down what these goals are and making an action plan to achieve them or taking steps towards them, it’s up to you. Just make sure that your goals don’t end up falling by the wayside. 


It’s not easy knowing how to look after your mental health in a pandemic, especially as no one has ever lived through one in our lifetimes before. However, there are steps that you can take to help support your mental wellbeing and make life that little bit easier for yourself while the pandemic continues to rage on.

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