In times like these, having a positive mindset is crucial to be at your best and stay well. Whatever is going on, this holistic mental fitness programme can help and our friends at Mindshine have made access completely free through their app during the Covid-19 crisis.
Download the app here:
This short video will tell you more
Mindfulness is something we all naturally possess that can help us to avoid being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on. It’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
The mindfulness association is hosting free daily sessions online which are open to everyone.
This 15 minute Meditation For Anxiety guides you through a simple at home meditation to provide relief from anxiety, stress and energetic imbalance. Find a comfortable seat, tune into your breath and soften. Return to this practice regularly for preventative care. Great for beginners!
Since you are staying at home more than you usually would, it can easily feel harder than usual to take care of your mental health and wellbeing. Here are some ideas which may help, courtesy of mind.org.uk
Some mental health problems can cause difficult feelings or behaviours to do with washing or hygiene. If you experience this, you might find it hard to hear advice about washing your hands.
If this is making you feel stressed or anxious, here are some things you could try:
If you live with other people, it may help to do the following:
Build physical activity into your daily routine, if possible. Most of us don’t have exercise equipment like treadmills where we live, but there are still activities you can do and there are lots of ideas here on our website and in our mobile app. Exercising at home can be simple and there are other options for most ages and abilities, such as:
Bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. It can improve your mood, reduce feelings of stress or anger, and make you feel more relaxed.
It is possible to get the positive effects of nature while staying indoors at home. You could try the following:
There are lots of different ways that you can relax, take notice of the present moment and use your creative side. These include:
See ourHome Workouts which include Les Mills mindfulness classes and body balance classes too.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has more information on how to cope if you're feeling anxious about coronavirus.