With Coronavirus dominating the news and many already in self-isolation, the impact of the pandemic is being felt by millions. We understand that this can be an overwhelming time for many and prioritising your mental and physical wellbeing is as important as ever. Here are our top 5 tips to help you cope with stress and anxiety and the loneliness that may arise from home working.
Stick to a routine
When staying home, it can be easy to let your usual routine slip. Waking up early, taking a lunch break and going to sleep at your usual time can all help you stay in control and keep your anxiety at bay. Try and stick to a balanced diet where possible and eat your three meals a day to boost your immune system and stay healthy. Top tip – avoid caffeine as this is known to enhance anxiety!
Practising mindfulness at home is a quick and effective way to keep calm during what is a very stressful time. Apps and podcasts such as Calm, Headspace and Aura all allow you to take a moment to stop, breathe and clear your thoughts. Switching off electrical devices and enjoying some quiet time can also help you clear through the brain clutter.
If you can’t head out to the gym or into the fresh air to exercise, there are many workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home to keep your mind and body healthy. Take a look at these NHS 10-minute workouts for inspiration and step-by-step routines.
Do more of what you love
Whether it’s cooking, drawing, listening to music or reading, prioritising hobbies that make you feel good is all-important. Throwing yourself into your passions lets you take some time out of the current situation, connect with your inner self and relax.
Although this can feel like quite a lonely time, it’s important to remember that we are all in this together. Reach out to your family, friends or even work colleagues for regular voice or video calls. Staying connected with the outside world and talking about everyday things can help dull the nerves.
During this period of unknown, we appreciate it’s essential you have access to the supplements you need. We are working closely with our stockists to ensure they have a continued supply of products and our home delivery service is running as usual.
If you’re feeling worried or anxious about the Coronavirus and would like further information and support, click here to head over to the Mind Charity.