As we all know last year was one of the most trying times of our lives. With a looming pandemic, most people were faced with drastic lifestyle changes not to mention job interruptions and as a result reports on mental health cases were on the rise.
Through social media and other forms of communication, people were being urged to be more open with their issues and seek help whenever they are in need.
And now as the world continues to battle the pandemic, the message still stands to take care of your mental health and be your friends’ keeper.
Here are some easy ways you can take of your mental health this year:
6. Put yourself first
It is not selfish when you want to take a break and read your favourite book, watch a movie or simply go for a massage all alone. It is important to treat yourself with kindness and respect and avoid overly self-criticizing yourself, take time to do what you love like for instance reviving that long lost hobby or even learning a new language. Putting yourself first does not mean you care less about others but rather you want to be the best version of yourself around them.