Exercise your body. Any type of regular exercise will improve your physical and mental health. Do something you enjoy.
Exercise your mind. Read, listen to podcasts, learn a new hobby - the possibilities are endless.
Limit alcohol use. Have no more than 4 drinks in a day and no more than 10 in a week to minimise short and long-term harms and to care for your immune system.
Find a routine of self-care that works for you. It could include exercise, mindfulness, talking with friends. Routine provides stability during uncertain times.
If you can, reach-out to someone who needs help.
Reconnect with social activities slowly if you need to. It’s OK to not be OK about moving to a new normal.
Taking some time each day to focus on your own wellbeing can have a huge positive impact on your mental health. They might seem like little things, but they really do add up. Here are some suggestions to incorporate into your daily routine. Go for a morning walk.
While some people can't wait to get back into pubs, cafes and have a social life again, there are those of us who feel far less sure of ourselves re-entering that world. "Before this crisis, I knew I felt anxious in groups [and] I was aware that this came mostly from within," says Alice*.