Managing your Mental Health during Quarantine?

If you are, then let me be the one to tell you this; by simply being, simply getting by amidst all this chaos, you are doing amazing! You are doing enough.

I think it is wonderful that so many people are taking on new hobbies and or trying to self-improve during all this ‘free time’. Now that most of us are stuck at home, it is a nice thing to be more creative, try new things, or revisit long lost passion projects. But if you are someone who struggles to get by anyway, then there is no pressure to be doing more than you can manage.

Pat yourself on the back for doing what it is that you need to do to survive another day. If that means you were able to get out of bed, have a shower, and eat something relatively healthy, then you are most certainly winning!

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That being said, I want to be clear that you of all people need to be checking in with yourself more often. Being isolated at the best of times is not great for our mental health, and I do not want you to get worse because of this situation.

Reach out to people in your life. Even the people you wouldn’t normally talk to. You’d be surprised how many people are open and willing to chat, now that they don’t feel so exhausted from the typical working day. We all want to connect, and so please make use of the devices you own to call, video chat, or message someone. It will do you a world of good!

I would also make use of any resources you can find out there that can support you while stuck at home. There are plenty of mental wellbeing apps to engage with, and plenty of online materials to watch or read through. If you aren’t already aware, I’m hosting FREE LiveStreams on the All Around Health YouTube channel, where I will be guiding people through a variety of mental wellbeing exercises. Head on over to the channel to find the next scheduled stream, or go to the following page to find out more:

In any case, please look after yourself as best you can. If you are in need of a temporary therapeutic figure in your life, please do reach out to me for information about my services. Stay at Home and Stay Safe!

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