Mental Health Check
By Angela Rose
How are you, friend? It’s been almost a month since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. We’ve all had to hunker down and stay as isolated as possible and I can see the negative effect it’s been having on a lot of people. Are you one of them? These are challenging times for sure but it’s important that you reach out for help if you need it. There are definitely some things you can do at home to improve your mental health so keep reading for some helpful tips!
First things first, get outside! The sun is really rejuvenating and it can help you feel a little less isolated. Stand barefoot in your yard to get some grounding in. Grounding has been proven to improve sleep and mood, and even reduces stress. That’s pretty amazing!
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. The pandemic has many people staying up a lot later than normal and just not getting in a good 8 hours of sleep. That’s not good for your physical OR mental health. Do your best to get to sleep at a reasonable time and make it a habit.
Drink plenty of water. When your body is not functioning optimally, it can affect your mental health and that’s never a good thing. Drink half your body weight in ounces each day and watch your mood improve!
Plant a garden! Many people are finding gardening a cathartic activity because it gives them something to do and something to focus on other than the news. Plus if you plant veggies you’ll have the added benefit of being able to munch on the fruit of your labor.
Inhale some essential oils. Did you know that essential oils have the unique ability to go straight to your limbic system? That’s where your emotions are stored and when you inhale something with a high frequency they have the ability to raise your frequency and with it improve your mood.
If you’re struggling please reach out to someone. You don’t have to be alone during this time (at least not in the virtual sense).
I’m praying Psalm 91 over everyone in The Laundry Mom community!… God’s got your back!
I Believe in YOU!
Meet Angela Rose, the founder of The Laundry Moms. Angela is a Master Photographer, a homeschooling mama, and wife. When she’s not taxi driving her daughter around, you can find her encouraging anyone she meets, coaching women through The Secret Weight Loss Recipe, and leading the charge in getting chemicals out of the home.