It is not easy to face the challenge of global pandemic especially when you have so many things to deal with. Running a business, taking care of your family, and many other matters can take a toll on you. Suffering from stress is more likely these days because how the pandemic has affected economy and cause such a downturn in history. Thus, improving your mental health is a very important issue.
Maintaining and improving your mental health
Your mental health is important just like your physical health is. When you are stressed, your body won’t listen to you and this can cause you to be less productive in your days. Even with limited access to go outside and find something to release your stress, you can maintain and improve your mental health at home. Here are some tips for you.
Stay in touch
Stay in contact with people you love even if it is through virtual connection. Sometimes, we absorb positive energy from the people we interact with instead of our own within. Thus, stay connected with people especially the ones with positive energy can help a lot in maintaining your sanity during this crisis. Encourage your employees to do so as well so they still can find balance between fulfilling their work and staying in touch with their loved ones.
Write a journal or diary
For some people, writing can be a self-healing experience. By writing down what they found funny, bizarre, or even tough, they feel like they can channel out their emotions through the right way. It helps them to think, reflect and feel at ease knowing that they can go through this phase well. You may try this method to maintain your mental health.
Take some time for meditation
Meditation is also considered effective to maintain and improve mental health especially for entrepreneurs who feel like their life revolves around their work. It can help channel out your mind and disconnect it from your workload even for awhile. Thus, you can come back feeling more refreshed and recharged because your mind is more at ease.
It’s okay to be vulnerable
Do not be afraid to appear vulnerable in front of your family or friends when you talk with them. You can talk about your highs and lows during video calls with people you trust. It doesn’t mean you can find solution or good advice by talking out your vulnerability. By sharing what you experience to them, it helps you to focus on something that matters the most. Besides, you can also listen more to the struggles your friends or family experience as well. This can make you feel you are not alone in this.
Do physical activities
Dealing with business and personal matters can cause you mental dilemma and stress. You can do something to distract you from all the stress and burden by practicing physical activities to keep you moving. You can swim, play basketball, or follow some fun exercise through video. It can help build positive and healthy energy into your body because your body release toxin that cause your stress.