Work, family, finances, and other parts of your life can become overwhelming at times if you don’t take time out for self-care. This type of prolonged stress can negatively impact your mental health, leading to anxiety, depression, irritability, sleep problems, social isolation, and a number of other issues. Many of us don’t take time to care for ourselves as much as we should. Practicing self-care enriches your coping skills, energy levels, and an overall sense of well-being. Let’s take a look at some of the self-care strategies that work.
This can be a challenging time of year – the days are shorter, there are more grey skies and weather can be a bit more harsh. It is normal to have a few days of feeling blue, anytime of the year. If you are feeling low, there are little things you can do to help combat the blues: