Life issues

Tips for a healthy headspace: COVID19 Edition

Geelong
06 May 2020
1. get in to life STATIC Story Tile
  • Get in to life!

Set a goal or task that you want to achieve for the day - it can be something small like making your bed, going for a walk or calling a friend. Use this time to try some new hobbies and keep doing the things you love as best you can like reading.
https://headspace.org.au/tips/get-in-to-life/
2. learn skills STATIC Feed Tile
  • Learn skills for tough times: 

It might be helpful to learn new coping skills to maintain and improve wellbeing. Try journaling thoughts and feelings, practice some breathing exercises, explore mental health apps or websites, create a new routine, or take a digital detox.

https://headspace.org.au/tips/learn-skills-for-tough-times/

3. create connections STATIC Story Tile
  • Create connections:

While we can’t physically connect with friends and loved ones, there’s so many other ways to stay connected. Try connecting by video chat through Zoom or house party or try a phone call with friends and family. Online video and board games can be

https://headspace.org.au/tips/create-connections/

4. eat well STATIC Feed Tile
  • Eat well:

Minimise unhealthy snacks while in isolation. It’s good to develop coping strategies that are not related to food. Make sure your diet includes things like: colourful fruits and vegetables, foods high in fibre (wholegrain cereals and bread, beans, chickpeas, lentils and nuts), fermented foods like unsweetened yogurt, olive oil, and fish (tinned is fine).

https://headspace.org.au/tips/eat-well/

5. stay active STATIC Feed Tile
  • Stay active:

Try doing an online fitness program or a yoga class, challenge your friends to a push up challenge, get outside for fresh air or have a living room dance party – all great free ways to keep up physical and mental health.

https://headspace.org.au/tips/stay-active/

6. get enough sleep STATIC Feed Tile
  • Get enough sleep:

Try to stick with a sleep routine. Go to bed and wake up at the same time as much as possible and aim for at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Switch off from electronics 30-60 mins before bed.

 

https://headspace.org.au/tips/get-enough-sleep/

7. Cut back AOD STATIC Feed Tile
  • Cut back on alcohol and other drugs:

Be mindful of your use of alcohol and other drugs during isolation. Try a short break - start with a few days and then try a week, consider alternatives like herbal tea, water or a smoothie, and find new activities to keep you engaged.

 

https://headspace.org.au/tips/cut-back-on-alcohol-and-other-drugs/