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Improving your mental health during COVID-19

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What a strange time we’re all in. With the spread of COVID-19, we are all having to adjust our lives and take on new challenges. Having a mental health practice for the past six years has given me a unique perspective on how resilient people can be. Here’s a list of the ways to improve your mental health during this time of uncertainty:

  1.  EXERCISE. It’s cheap and most people can simply walk out their front door to do it. It’s been shown that exercise is AS EFFECTIVE as antidepressants for mild to moderate depression. Put those trainers on and get out in the sunshine!
  2. GET OUTSIDE. Even if you aren’t exercising, spending time outdoors relaxing also has physical and mental health benefits. 
  3. SELF-CARE. Whether you enjoy a warm bath, a mani/pedi, reading a great book or having a much needed conversation with your bestie, now is the time to invest in yourself.
  4. EAT THE RAINBOW. Part of good physical health includes taking care of your gut. To do so, eat as many different fruits and vegetables as you can! Plus, you’ll be setting a great example for how your children should be eating. 
  5. PRACTICE GRATITUDE. When you make a gratitude list, you open the door to better well-being. We are blessed with so many gifts in this life, it shouldn’t be difficult to choose. When you are focused on looking for the positive, you just might find it.