With so much going on in the world right now it can be sometimes tough to keep our heads up, so if you've been feeling down lately, don't worry you're not alone. When we cannot control external elements such as lock downs, it may be difficult to see family and friends, leaving us lonely and disconnected. There are plenty of things you can do however to help keep yourself mentally healthy! In this blog post, we will discuss 5 ways that will help you maintain your mental wellness even when life seems tough.
We hope that Sapphire Spas can play a part in raising your spirits and encouraging healthy, active people to make the most of every day, especially when life is asking a lot of us right now. If these suggestions help you, then please share them with your family and local community to pass it on. Connection is our best way through these tough times.
Call a family member or friend
Sometimes all you need is a friendly voice to lift your spirits. If you feel like this, why not give someone in your life a call? It could be anyone, family member or friend. Someone who's willing to listen and help get you through it. If possible, get out of the house and go for a coffee or meet at the local park. Studies have shown that talking with friends can help relieve stress, increase emotional well-being, and improve mental health. Also talking about our problems helps us to understand them, and work out how to process and handle them better, simply by verbalising them. So next time you are feeling down or stressed out, find someone to talk to!
Stay fit and active
Physical activity is a great way to release endorphins, the feel-good chemicals that your brain creates. So we need to take care of ourselves physically in order to stay well mentally, and vise versa. If you don't like going out for long walks or jogging on your own, take some weights to the local park and exercise with friends - it's so much more fun than doing it alone! You could invite them for a bike ride and tour the local bike track, or go kayaking where you can both chat and get the body moving at the same time. Physical health is just as important as mental health, and in fact they compliment each other.
Our Victorian manufacturing plant has been working tirelessly to provide Australian's with spas and swim spas especially throughout the last year. During this time when much of our time is spent at home, we're playing an important part in improving family life during this difficult time.