When we think about safety and health, the first thing that comes to mind is our physical well-being, but our mental health is equally as important. Just like our bodies need exercise and a good diet to remain strong, our minds need stimulation and rest to stay healthy and alert.
This is true under any circumstances but right now, as the world faces a global pandemic and we’re exposed to heightened levels of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that we pay attention to our mental health and be aware of how it can impact other areas of our life.
In particular, we need to consider how our mental health can impact our safety. Whether you’re working on the front lines or from home, an increase in stress and anxiety has the potential to distract us, which in turn can impact our safety. It is important to be aware of these diversions and look for ways to mitigate these feelings so we can help each other stay safe.
Tips for maintaining a healthy mind
To support you through these challenging times, consider these tips to help you keep a healthy mind and in turn, keep yourself safe.
Share your mindfulness and mental health tips!
From meditation to spending time outdoors, we all have things that help us clear our mind and recharge. We want to hear what works for you – tell us on social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #WellnessWednesday.