You Are Enough
It’s not selfish to take care of yourself. Whether you’re a mother, woman or girl, finding new ways of self-care is important for you and your mental health. According to an article on VeryWell minds, the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health, especially for women.
Social pressures such as job losses and family responsibilities are a reality for women, and more women find it hard to cope with the social pressures and juggle family responsibilities alongside work-life pressures. These have put undue pressure on women during the pandemic, leading them to excess stress associated with mental health conditions. But the good news is you’re not alone and you can overcome it.
According to Heart Matters, these are the seven things you can do to consider boosting your mental health during this lockdown:
- Focus on the benefits of feeling better.
- Connect with how you feel.
- It’s OK to feel bad.
- Think of some positives.
- Focus on your reactions.
- Grow your resilience.
- Look forward.
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard.Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choosewith no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is allthere is.” – writer and artist, Mary Anne Radmacher
Dates to Remember
1 – 7 August: Cancer Prevention Week
9 August: National Women’s Day