Coming out of lockdown can be overwhelming and quite stressful, it is important that you take care of yourself during these times. Our Director, Jodie Brenton wants to help all Australians access information regarding their mental health. Therefore, our head psychologist, Mary Magalotti and the Life Resolutions team have some tips to stay healthy during these times.
- Try to establish a new routine
With restrictions and guidelines frequently changing, having some level of stability can help decrease stress and avoid overloading yourself. Our bodies and minds benefit from having structure and having an idea of where our time and energy will go each day.
- Water over alcohol
Being able to go out and see loved ones is exciting, but many of these social occasions may revolve around alcohol. An increase in drinking can have negative effects mentally, psychically and socially. If you choose to drink, do so in moderation and remember prioritise your health and wellbeing.
- Stay active
Physical activity can help boost your mood and relieve stress. While you schedule may be filling up, aim to do some sort of physical activity every day.
- Rest up
Sleep allows your body and mind to reset after each day. Maintaining a good sleep routine and schedule can help decrease a range of mental health concerns
- Socialise in manageable amounts
Many of us have not had the ability to socialise properly in a few months. This can cause some of us to experience social burnout or fatigue. You can avoid this by setting up social events in smaller amounts with some days off in-between to allow you to rest and recharge!
Seek Support with Life Resolutions
If you are struggling with post-lockdown stress or any other difficulties, please reach out and seek support with Life Resolutions. Jodie Brenton aims to increase accessibility to mental health services for all Australians.