During this global pandemic, there is a greater emphasis on maintaining one’s physical health as it is the second line of defence against contracting the virus – with good personal hygiene being the first.
That said, it shouldn’t be the only thing you should be focusing on. Your mental health takes as much precedence and it’s especially vulnerable during this period.
Not only are the signs of breakdowns harder to pinpoint, the root of the problem cannot be uprooted as easily as one wants to.
The abrupt disruption to our lives, the depressing news and also the reality of the coronavirus are all factors that have subconsciously affected our psyche, whether we realise it or not.
To help prevent all these negative thoughts, instead of our typical articles on underarm or facial hair removal – we’ll be bringing the focus back to yourself! Keep reading onLetand discover ways you can take care not just your physical health, but also your mental health.
Consume healthy foods
It always starts with what you put in your body. Studies have shown that there exists a close relationship between diet quality and common disorders.
Since the foods you eat act as a source of fuel for your brain and its inner workings, it will also mean that the foods you eat will affect your mood.
To illustrate, one of the consequences of eating foods high in refined sugars is a spike in inflammation and oxidative stress. This translates to brain tissue injuries, which will later result in the worsening symptoms of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Thus, ensure that your diet is full of foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This will give a positive gut brain axis reaction and your body will automatically release ‘feel-good’ hormones that will positively affect your mood.
Engage in regular exercise
Exercise is not just about losing weight and looking good.
The benefits of engaging in regular physical activities are endless, and one of them is being a powerful medicine for numerous mental health issues.
By promoting neural growth and production of powerful chemicals and hormones such as endorphin, your brain will slowly get rewired.
Once your body feels better, so will your mind.
Take a breather
The numerous bouts of commitments and obligations to be completed on a daily can already be overwhelming, what more during a global health scare?
The number of adverse news that plagues our screens can give rise to an emotional overload, which will cause your mind to shut down.
To prevent mental breakdowns, you’ll first need to separate yourself from the overwhelming news. Be responsible for the content you subscribe to by dedicating a specific amount of time you spend reading the news or giving it a quota.
Once you’ve realised that you’re not feeling too well due to the articles you’ve read, it’s a sign that you should stop.
Take a moment to also spend time just existing. Spend 10 minutes and bask in absolute silence as you do nothing but sip your tea. Use this time to simply be and you’d notice you’ll feel infinitely better.
Whilst these tips are helpful when dealing with mental stress and mental issues, it is not to say that they’re the end all be all.
If you’re having bouts of mental breakdowns that you cannot deal with yourself, seek out help from your close family members and friends, or seek a professional. There are several professional psychologists and mental health support group who are giving out free or discounted sessions.
Unfortunately, the global pandemic has effectively disrupted the lives of many, and it extends to businesses as well. In hopes to keep the contagion to a minimal, we have decided to temporarily cease all operations until further notice, as required by the circuit breaker measures.
Once this pandemic blows over, we hope to serve and aid you to achieve that smooth and hairless skin with our permanent hair removal treatments! In the meantime, we hope that you stay safe – both in body and in mind.