Jan 27, 2021 Tips for taking care of your mental health through COVID-19 and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of us in our day-to-day lives, and it will likely leave a lasting impact after it ends. It’s extremely important to take care of your mental health during this challenging time. Here are some tips that might help: Limit the information you’re taking in about COVID-19. Choose a couple of credible sources of pandemic-related information (like the Government of Canada, the World Health Organization, or your local public health authority) and focus on those. Taking in too much information from sources that might not be credible can cause unnecessary stress and confusion.Experiment with different stress reduction techniques. If you’re feeling particularly anxious, deep breathing and grounding exercises can help. Consider trying one of these methods:Box…

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Jun 9, 2020 5 natural ways to boost your mental health during stressful times

Life today is razor’s-edge tense. If your regular coping methods aren’t measuring up, there are science-backed actions we can add on our own to ease anxiety, depression and stress — all done naturally, no doctor’s note required. Get enough exercise If you had to choose just one thing to do to better your mental and physical health, choose to exercise on a regular basis. Scientists believe exercise increases blood circulation to the brain, especially areas like the amygdala and hippocampus — which both have roles in controlling motivation, mood and response to stress. For one thing, it releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones. You don’t have to do high-intensity exercise to ease stress, according to a study of university students.

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Apr 16, 2020 Coping with Loneliness During Self-Isolation

The recent outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 has a lot of people self-isolating. While necessary to curb the spread of the disease, self-isolation can lead to people feeling cut off from society, like they’ve lost their routine, or are being forced to take time out from important relationships. If you’re self-isolating, you’re not alone; thousands of people are taking this important measure. This article will show you ways that you can combat loneliness while following self-isolation rules. Self-isolation vs. social distancing Self-isolation is a precautionary measure that’s meant to benefit society by removing carriers and potential carriers of COVID-19 from the general population in order to protect the safety of the most vulnerable. It means removing yourself from the general population by staying at…

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