In the current day, the importance of positive mental health has never been more widespread. At the end of every internet search, it’s on every news channel and shared by thousands each and every day on social media.
However, for those who don’t usually suffer from negative mental health, whether that be loneliness, anxiety, or depression, or perhaps a cocktail of others, the coronavirus quarantine may take a detrimental hit on your mental health.
If you haven’t experienced mental health issues before, this can be worrying. But don’t worry, this is completely normal – we’re going through a time of uncertainty. With that being said, there are numerous ways to monitor and manage your mental health, whether that’s a home pedicure, meditation, or regular exercise.
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic materials and essential oils to promote physical and psychological relaxation and healing. Natural ingredients such as lavender are used, increasing relaxation, and improving sleep quality.
Unlike other mental health management methods, aromatherapy requires little to no input from yourself, other than setting up a diffuser or applying oils to your skin.
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While spas may not be open as of just yet, you can bring the spa to you with a home pedicure. A pedicure is time to yourself, time to relax, and time to physically take care of yourself. Setting aside as little as 30-60 minutes once or twice a week for a pedicure is a great way to relax physically and emotionally.
Consider using aromatherapy alongside your pedicure, whether that’s using a diffuser or a lavender scent, to promote relaxation and positive mental health further.
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Meditation is effective for reducing stress, clearing negative thoughts from your mind, and promoting psychological and even physical well-being.
When people hear the word meditation, they often don’t know where to start. However, this process is often overcomplicated, it’s a lot easier than you may think.
- Find a quiet space with little to no distractions.
- Sit or find another comfortable position (this could be lying on your back).
- Focus on removing all thoughts from your mind – meditating isn’t thinking – it’s removing these thoughts and focusing on nothing.
- Repeat this process for up to 30-minutes.
Once you begin meditating for the very first time, this may be difficult for you. However, rest assured that this will get easier over time. If you particularly struggle, you can listen to guided meditation using the Calm app or on websites such as Youtube.
If you feel your legs going tingly or a little light-headed when sitting down to meditate, try wearing some compression socks
Managing your mental health is no easy task, nevermind amid a global pandemic. However, it’s so important, master your mental health and your overall well-being improves.
To keep up with your mental health in quarantine, consider the use of aromatherapy, home pedicures, and regular (daily if possible) meditation. Take care of your mental health and your mental health will take care of you.