All working women need to practice these 6 self-care tips amidst the pandemic

If you’re a working woman, you can take care of your mental health amidst the pandemic with these 6 simple self-care tips.
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Reminder: Sitting for too long is detrimental for health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 1 May 2021, 14:50 pm IST
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Survived another stressful day? Well, coronavirus has changed our lifestyle and the new normal is all about planning life according to the pandemic. India currently going through a second wave. It hasn’t just taken a toll on our healthcare system but also on our mental health. Hence, the second wave of coronavirus has affected all aspects of life.

One aspect of life which has been greatly affected is the work-life balance. Even in uncertain moments, however, there are things we can do to ensure that we continue to be mentally and physically fit.

We understand it is difficult and that’s why we’ve brought you self-care tips to help you tide over these tough times. It is absolutely necessary to take care of your well-being in order to keep yourself strong to get through the pandemic.

So, ladies, incorporate these 6 self-care tips into your daily life to protect your mental well-being and striking the perfect work-life balance:

1. Practice mindfulness

Your thoughts affect your psychological well-being. So, do you do things to stay mentally healthy? Starting your day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation can help you reduce stress, build emotional strength and improve your breathing. It also helps to realign mind, body and spirit.

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Try meditating for shorter periods, before starting your day. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Stick to a healthy diet

Eating well and paying attention to your nutritional intake is a basic rule of self-care. When you feel low, stressed out, anxious, or tired, fuel your body by eating a well-balanced diet and drinking plenty of water to improve physical and psychological health.

3. Try chilling out with music

Yes, just sit quietly for a few minutes and listen to your favourite playlist. Playing calming music helps to stimulate feelings of relaxation. Music therapy employs music to help people cope with physical and emotional needs.

4. Prioritise your sleep

Adequate sleep ensures good health. Sometimes, hectic days and anxiety due to the pandemic can raise stress levels which can cause the inability to sleep peacefully. But, your body needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day. It helps to refresh your mind and energize your body to work efficiently.

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Sleep well now to avoid mental disorders in the future. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Take a break from work and relax

Whenever you’re really stressed out due to work, it can affect your personal life as well. So, whenever you think you need a break, don’t hesitate to ask for a leave. A break from your regular schedule can help you to reduce your stress, restoring your physical and mental well-being.

6. Connect with your family and friends

Use social media and other virtual tools to talk to your family and friends about things like sports, science, the universe, and anything besides Covid-19. This is an activity that can help boost positivity.

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So, ladies, self-care is your ticket to happiness. Take care of yourself!

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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