10 tips to Maintaining Mental Wellness Amidst Crisis

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Maintaining Mental Wellness Amidst Crisis

During a crisis, people need help. Whether it be a personal or global crisis, take care of your mental, emotional, and physical well-being while navigating challenging circumstances.

Here are some strategies to help you stay grounded and resilient:

During a crisis, there are a lot of needs. People need advice, direction, assurance, support, truth, etc.

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What if you are dealing with a crisis?

What will you need most?

 Can we plan ahead and prepare to make future crises less impactful by putting mental wellness and self-care tools in our toolbox and routine?

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Let’s start practicing self-care.

Prepare a crisis plan for your mental health 

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Prepare for a financial crisis.


Self-Care During a Crisis

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How To Take Care Of Yourself During a Crisis

Just breathe, take care of yourself by meeting your basic needs,
sleep, eat, and drink water—lack of these will only add to stress,
fatigue mood swings, and perhaps put you at risk of having a medical health issue very shortly.

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      9 psychology practices to lead yourself through a crises

  1. Limit Exposure to News: While it’s important to stay informed, constant exposure to news updates about the crisis can increase anxiety and stress. Set specific times to check the news from reliable sources and limit your screen time.
  2. Focus on What You Can Control: During a crisis, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by things beyond your control. Focus on managing the aspects of the situation you can influence, such as following safety guidelines, practicing self-care, and supporting others.
  3. Establish a Routine: Maintaining a regular daily routine can provide stability and normalcy during uncertain times. Set aside time for activities like work, exercise, meals, relaxation, and sleep to help structure your day.
  4. Practice Self-Care: Prioritize activities that promote your well-being, such as exercise, meditation, deep breathing, hobbies, and spending time outdoors. Taking care of your physical health can also support your mental and emotional resilience.
  5. Stay Connected: Maintain connections with friends, family, and supportive communities, even if it’s through virtual means. Share your feelings and concerns with trusted individuals, and offer support to others who may be struggling.
  6. Seek Reliable Information: Get information about the crisis from reputable sources such as government agencies, health organizations, and experts in the field. Avoid spreading rumors or misinformation that can fuel fear and panic.
  7. Set Boundaries: Establish boundaries around your time, energy, and relationships to prevent burnout and maintain your well-being. Learn to say no to additional responsibilities or requests that may overwhelm you.
  8. Practice Mindfulness: Cultivate mindfulness by focusing on the present moment and accepting your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress and increase resilience.
  9. Seek Support: If you’re struggling to cope with the crisis, don’t hesitate to get professional help from a therapist, counselor, or mental health hotline. They can provide support, guidance, and resources to help you navigate difficult emotions and situations.
  10. Take Breaks: Take breaks from thinking about the crisis and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Engage in hobbies, spend time with loved ones, or immerse yourself in activities that you find meaningful.

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Remember that it’s normal to experience a range of emotions during a crisis, and it’s okay to ask for help when needed. By prioritizing self-care, staying connected, and seeking support,you can navigate challenging times with greater resilience and well-being

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