COVID-19 and Our Mental Health

 COVID-19 Stress Mental Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people are finding ourselves stuck in a constant state of stress. Biologically, this stress response is our body’s natural way of coping. It is the sympathetic nervous system that takes over.  Our sympathetic nervous system is designed for this time – to quickly act to protect ourselves and those we love. But what happens when our sympathetic nervous system goes on overdrive?  Consistently set off with the latest news, scary grocery store runs, and economic turmoil. This combined with social isolation is a recipe for mental health weariness.

4 simple ways to utilize self-care

self-care

Self-care has taken the world by storm, becoming a normal topic of conversation.

Defining self-care

Pop-culture has turned it into a buzzword, but it neglects the true essence of what self-care truly is. Self-care represents deeper than facials and treat-yourself desserts. Self-care is not escaping daily responsibilities or avoiding hard situations. Self-care does not have to be expensive or time-consuming.