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Mental Health and Anxiety in Lockdown Let's Share Tips, Tricks and Ideas

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How has everyone been coping with mental health and anxiety in lockdown? Have you got any tips to share which helped you to cope? Some days I find it hard to get motivated to do anything...I did a lot of decluttering etc when it just started but now it starts to wear me down.

BlueOrchid
1 month ago
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CherylParry
CherylParry1 month ago

I have suffered from anxiety for years, and lockdown hasn't helped. But I will say that I've learnt how to decorate and I'm doing the whole house. It does wear me down, but then I'll take a break and watch Netflix and chill, until I'm ready to continue.

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nina090976
nina0909761 month ago

I love listening to audio books/amazon had a free trial...theres Ant middleton,lots of self help books available,Kevin Hard is great too..I just love listening how to stay positive and to put it into practise x

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen1 month ago

Calm is a great app .. I would highly recommend for anyone suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to have some peaceful time 😊

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

Medito is completely free.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen1 month ago
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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

Nadiaparveen Glad to help!

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

Remember that right now you just have to get through the day, you don’t have to do something super productive every day so if that’s all you did was get up and have some nice food today, well done.

Also, keep in touch with friends and family, stay connected. And don’t be afraid to talk about how you’re feeling.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
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1 month ago

lornaae I'm currently 7months pregnant... so I been worrying if I would have to go back to work. About my maternity leave, if I'll have a job to go back to... also I been trying to homeschool & entertain my 6yr old which hasnt been easy. Also I'm worried that probably I gained too much weight with this pregnancy because I barely left the house... mostly I remind myself to take just one day at a time... otherwise all the things I worry about threatens to implode on me.. I been trying to do some crosstitching, to read few books, meditate... but some days I just feel like I'm failing. I constantly feel like I'm failing as a mother.

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

jurgita0712 no you’re not failing, you’re doing great. Motherhood is the hardest job in the world, be kind to yourself and give yourself credit for all that you are doing.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova121 month ago

I have recently started to focus on my breathing and being present in the now. Trying to stop worrying about the past and the future by focusing on my breathing now and trying to make myself understand I don’t need to worry about tomorrow and I should focus on the now as this is the only time we are actually living.

Breathing as basic as it sounds is really important to help you calm down and refocus youre mind.

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dawarwick
dawarwick1 month ago

Meditation apps - Headspace is great I hear - find 10 minutes for yourself every day

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen151 month ago

Going outside when you start to feel stir crazy.. even if it’s just for a 10 minute walk around the block to just have some fresh air and a change of scenery

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G0501
G05011 month ago

That's what I've been doing and it does help.

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