From not being able to visit loved ones to dealing with grief and loss, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with a myriad of challenges. Research has indicated, understandably, that the mental health of many Canadians has declined during this time. Many of us are juggling home and work obligations as the line between the two blurs. During times like this, it can be difficult to feel motivated or even happy. Below are three useful tips to implement in order to maintain mental wellbeing during these trying times:
1. Stay positive: From the continuous evolution of the state of the pandemic to world events, we are constantly being inundated with a plethora of stressful news. Make a conscious effort to appreciate the positive aspects of your life. Recording three things you are grateful for every day in a gratitude journal can be a great way to implement this if it feels difficult. Focus on the facts when reading the news. Avoid fear mongering articles and ruminating over things that are out of your control.