Take care of your body
Physical health has a large impact on how we feel internally. During difficult times it can be easy to neglect yourself and simple things such as going for a walk and exercising but this can just make you feel worse. Attempt to eat well-balanced and healthy meals, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water. In addition, I know it can be tempting to drink away your thoughts but limiting alcohol can actually have better effects for your mental health. During lockdown, with the gyms and exercises classes not running you may want to experiment with different workouts at home. Why not try following a youtube video or doing a workout with your friend over zoom.
Keep on top of uncomfortable feelings
It’s normal to be concerned about the virus but neglecting your feelings and letting them build up can lead to intense feelings of anxiety that can negatively influence your day. Instead attempt to focus on things that you are able to control like how you act, where you look for information and who you are speaking to. You should understand that sometimes things are out of your control and constantly thinking about those things that make you feel overwhelmed or anxious.
Do what you enjoy
Make sure you take some time for yourself and so what you enjoy whether this be reading a book, baking or painting. Or why don’t you try and take up a new hobby or learn something new, there are many courses or free tutorials online.
Having a good night’s sleep makes a huge difference to how you feel the next day so it’s important to get plenty of it. Maintain a sleeping pattern and opt for positive sleep practices.