Let’s make this lockdown productive for yourself rather than to feel bored and lazy all the time. If you have time to be bored at home, then you have time to change your life! It’s time to challenge yourself! See your boredom as an opportunity to realign your goals, learn something new, or change your life’s path. And taking care of yourself starts from Improving mental health as it is very important that one should be concern about it.
Fight Quarantine boredom with improving your mental health
1. Take care of your body:
Taking care of yourself physically can improve your mental health. Eat nutritious meals, avoid cigarettes, drink plenty of water, Exercise which helps to decrease depression and anxiety and improve moods. Most important Get enough sleep.
The impact of exercise on one’s mental health cannot be emphasized enough. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, stress or any other condition, exercise should play an important role in your life. Exercise can improve your sleep, make you feel more relaxed and increase your body’s production of endorphins, which can improve your mood.
3. Value Yourself:
Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language.
4. Practice gratitude:
If you’ve ever felt overly anxious, stressed or depressed, you’re likely familiar with the onslaught of never-ending negative thoughts. One great way to combat negative thinking is by practicing gratitude.
5. Learn about mindfulness meditation:
Perhaps you’ve read about the benefits of meditation, but you either don’t have time to meditate or you don’t think it’s right for you. Mindfulness is a form of meditation that allows you to focus on your thoughts. The goal of mindfulness meditation is to be more present instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. The benefits of mindfulness are far-reaching: It can lower stress, improve your relationships, enhance your focus and memory, and help you feel more at ease.
6. Prioritize your sleep:
If you’re busy with things like work or raising small children, you might struggle to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. But doing so is imperative. After all, being sleep-deprived will only exacerbate emotional and psychological problems. In fact, one study found that people who reported having insomnia were four times as likely to develop depression within the next three years.
7. Don’t be afraid to seek help:
If there’s one thing today’s teenagers and young adults have taught us, it’s the importance of seeking professional care when necessary. Gen Z is the most likely of all generations to seek mental health treatment. They understand that there should be no shame or embarrassment in doing so.
8. Incorporate self-care into your life:
Self-care is different for each and every person, but it’s a simple concept: It’s important to take time to care for your physical, emotional and mental health in order to live a fulfilling life. Self-care can include things on this list (such as getting restful sleep, meditating and exercising), as well as other things that make you feel good about yourself.
9. The GRACE Approach:
G — Give yourself permission to grieve
Trauma always involves loss. Trauma portends an unwelcome, unexpected loss of innocence, health, normalcy, or life.
R — Reward your revised self
Healing from something horrid that tore your life to shreds requires reassembling a revised life.
A — Accept where you are in your healing
Affirm yourself and your healing, wherever you find yourself in the journey. You may spend months journaling, or squander weeks ignoring the pain. You may join a support group, attend religiously, then give it up.
C — Connect with others. Connect with yourself.
When we’re gravely injured, we retreat into ourselves. We pull back from people, communities and social connections.
E — Encourage yourself to continue to heal
Healing can be erratic, challenging, intermittent, and exhausting. It can seem easier to give up, to throw in the towel, to just survive as a hermit stumbling from day-to-day.
10 Give Yourself Time To Heal:
Stress, anxiety, overthinking are the tools of mental illness and all these need some time to get rid of and for that we need to give time to ourselves and start creating a vibe around us so that we can heal ourselves from the outer stress without disturbing our inner peace. You deserve to be happy. Not happy on the surface, not “sort of happy,” but genuinely and completely happy.
Work on yourself every day. Get up. Shower. Wear your best clothes. Devise a plan for the day. Do something that makes you happy and is just for you. Focus on improving yourself. Tell yourself how awesome you are. Be thankful. Smile. Get sleep. Wake up tomorrow and repeat.
Question yourself do you really care?