Written by Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND
The most common complaints I am hearing in my practice and in my community these days are focused on mental health. Patients are feeling anxious, depressed, having a hard time sleeping or sleeping too much. Some have increased or decreased appetite, may be unable to focus or just experiencing more irritability than usual. In short, being socially isolated has taken a toll on many of us.
Whether it be missing the social connection of friends and family, struggling to keep a small business afloat, increased workload while working from home, or navigating home schooling we are all adjusting to a shockingly different new lifestyle. There are some easy to implement strategies you can use to combat the toll social distancing can take on our mental health.
Here are 3 tips I’ve started implementing. Try them out, I think they may help:
We should use this time to create healthy habits and not to undo the ones that we were already following. Small changes that we make to our daily lives can help to prevent the inevitable toll that quarantine takes on our mental health.
Here is YOUR call to action: Pick ONE of the strategies above, and give it a try today!