Anxiety can happen at any point in our lives, however, the situation that we find ourselves in at the moment is definitely going to have an impact on our mental wellbeing. Not only are we more likely to be worried about our jobs, finding managing our finances tricky and also negotiating the minefield of home-schooling. But we are doing all of these things whilst feeling that we are trapped at home too.
If you are finding it hard to manage your anxiety then you are going to want to find ways to soothe those worries. The good news is that there are things that you can do to help manage your anxiety, without having to leave your home.
Want to know more? Here are the best ways to manage your anxiety at home.
Cook up a storm
Not everyone enjoys cooking or baking, but if you do, then this might be a good idea to do during lockdown. Taste and smell can help us to feel relaxed or to conjure up happy memories from our lives, so try cooking something that you are going to enjoy eating. Perhaps something from your childhood.
Even if you are not particularly crafty or arty in your nature, it might be worthwhile getting yourself some glue and glitter and creating something. Crafts, in whatever form you want them to be in are going to take your mind off of your anxiety and will give you a creative outlet to enjoy too. Best of all, you may discover that you have a talent that you didn’t know that you had.
Try yoga or meditation
There is plenty of evidence out there to show how beneficial both yoga and meditation can be on our emotional well-being. If you haven’t tried it before, then you might want to give it a go whilst you are feeling that you are stuck at home. Both of these activities will slow down your breathing and will help to relax your mind.
Alternative therapies and self-care
Now is a great time to try out some self-care methods that you may have wanted to for a while. Aromatherapy and massage are both great options. However, you can also try out something that is simpler is just running a bath and letting your worries soak away. Sometimes something simple like trying out a new scented candle or exploring with different essential oils is enough to lift your mood and calm your mind.
Staying at home might not seem like much fun, but we know that our homes are the safest space to be right now. Try to find peace from being at home, no matter what it is that you do during your time there. We can promise you that in no time at all you will find that your feelings of anxiety are reduced and that you start to feel much more like yourself. Covid-19 or no Covid-19.