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12 Tips On Taking Care of Your Mind & Body While Staying At Home

Apr 3, 2020 1:48:22 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

taking care of mind and bodyStaying home requires you to adjust your routine and get used to a new "normal." No matter if you are a natural introvert or extrovert, staying cooped up without adjusting how you do things will have a negative impact on both your mind and body. This is why it's crucial that you take steps to take care of your mind and body while staying at home during this season.

To help you with this, we wanted to share an article that gives twelve practical steps and ideas on how you can continue to take care of both your mind and body while staying home. Staying home is difficult, but remember that you are helping to keep others safe.

Manage the time you are stuck at home better by using the tips and advice below! 

Mental Wellbeing While Staying at Home

Written and Posted by The Uk's biggest health website, NHS.com

1. Find out about your employment and benefits rights

You may be worried about work and money while you have to stay home – these issues can have a big effect on your mental health.

If you have not already, talk with your employer about working from home, and learn about your sick pay and benefits rights.

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2. Plan practical things

Work out how you can get any household supplies you need. You could try asking neighbours or family friends, or find a delivery service.

Continue accessing treatment and support for any existing physical or mental health problems where possible. Let services know you are staying at home, and discuss how to continue receiving support.

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3. Stay connected with others

Maintaining healthy relationships with people you trust is important for your mental wellbeing. Think about how you can stay in touch with friends and family while you are all staying at home -on the phone, social media, video calls, etc.

4. Talk about your worries

It's normal to feel a bit worried, scared or helpless about the current situation. Remember: it is OK to share your concerns with others you trust – and doing so may help them too.

5. Look after your body

Our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour that end up making you feel worse.

Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise regularly.

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6. Stay on top of difficult feelings

Concern about the coronavirus outbreak is perfectly normal. However, some people may experience intense anxiety that can affect their day-to-day life.

Try to focus on the things you can control, such as how you act, who you speak to and where you get information from.

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7. Do not stay glued to the news

Try to limit the time you spend watching, reading or listening to coverage of the outbreak, including on social media, and think about turning off breaking-news alerts on your phone.

You could set yourself a specific time to read updates or limit yourself to checking a couple of times a day.

8. Carry on doing things you enjoy

If we are feeling worried, anxious, lonely or low, we may stop doing things we usually enjoy.

Make an effort to focus on your favourite hobby if it is something you can still do at home.

9. Take time to relax

This can help with difficult emotions and worries, and improve our wellbeing.

10. Think about your new daily routine

Life is changing for a while and you are likely to see some disruption to your normal routine. Think about how you can adapt and create positive new routines and set yourself goals.

11. Look after your sleep

12. Keep your mind active

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Keep in Mind

Remember that this season is just like all other seasons in the fact that it too shall pass. Breathe and find a new routine that works for you and your family. 

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Topics: Rental Living Tips, COVID-19

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