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Practising Self-Care

During tough and uncertain times, being overwhelmed is a natural response. Many people will feel increased emotions, including feeling scared, anxious, worried, stressed, disappointed and confused. The more we focus on what is out of our control, the more stressed and anxious we begin to feel. Therefore, it is extremely important to practice self-care.

Here are a few ways to do so:

1. Take care of your body

  • Although feelings of stress might come with the urge to snack on junk food, make sure to eat healthy and well-balanced meals every day. We encourage you to eat together in your home or via video chat. Maintaining healthy relationships with those around you will help you overcome this situation.
  • Exercise regularly. There are plenty of online yoga, HIIT and other workout classes you could follow from the comfort of your home.
  • Be sure to get plenty of sleep, and maintain a schedule!
  • Also, do avoid tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.


2. Take breaks

  • Find ways to relax, unwind and remind yourself that these strong feelings will fade. 
  • Reduce your screen time, and try to do a hobby you can do at home! If you do not have an indoor hobby, now would be the perfect time to find a new one. It could be anything- arts and crafts, gardening, puzzles, or even learning a new language online.
  • A few minutes of a break during a work shift can be calming. Even a 5-minute walk can improve energy and focus. Click here to learn more about maintaining your mental well-being while working from home.
  • You can try planning family activities like reading a book aloud together, playing a board/video game, or even creating an indoor scavenger hunt.


3. Stay informed, but at a limit

  • When you feel you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous, so be well-informed on the important parts. Nevertheless, remember that receiving non-stop news on your TV or smartphone might add to your stress. We advise you not to share information you can’t prove true on social media, as you do not want to instil unnecessary fear or stress in others.
  • Take breaks from watching or listening to news stories, as it can be upsetting to hear about the crisis repeatedly. Make sure to do enjoyable activities as much as possible.


4. Connect with others

  • Share your concerns and feelings with a friend or family member. Healthy relationships with your loved ones help build a strong support system. Whether it is a family member or best friend, have someone to whom you can honestly express your emotions. 
  • On that note, be a good friend too. Call and check on others’ emotional and physical well-being. If you can, video chat with friends and loved ones who live outside your household.


5. Seek help when needed

  • If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a counsellor, or doctor, or contact us at Naluri to speak to a psychologist.


This article was brought to you by Naluri Mental Health Coaches. Naluri empowers you to develop healthy lifestyle habits, achieve meaningful health outcomes, and be healthier and happier through personalised coaching, structured programmes, self-guided lessons, and health tools and devices. Download the Naluri App today or contact for more information on utilising digital health coaching and therapy to become a happier, healthier you.

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