Mental well-being at home
In this article today we will discuss 10 ways to focus on your mental well-being at home. 2020 and now into 2021 have been a challenging time for us all and the world. Having to spend more time at home can have its challenges with lack of social interaction, homeschooling and the lack of freedom to just do what we want.
For our household it’s being a challenge as well with an extroverted household having to stay inside is a struggle but with a focus on mental well-being at home becoming a top priority. We have managed to cope positively, even with a few challenges along the way
These 10 ways below have helped our household greatly. Take a look and apply at least one below to boost your mental well-being at home. Good Luck!
1. Journaling To Focus On Your Mental Well-Being At Home
With your own time-limited to yourself. You can be forgiven for wanting some space to gather your sanity, especially from wanting children. Journaling has been an amazing go-to for mental well-being at home. Just putting down my thoughts helps gain your calm centre and gain control back against the stressors of the day.
How I write in my journal currently is I think of 3 things from the day with the following headings below,
- I’m grateful for
- To-do list for the next day
This helps me gain focus and purpose and has led to more productivity and well-being for everyone at home.
2. Board Games To Focus On Your Mental Well-Being At Home
With technology taking our attention away from spending time with each other. Old school board games have been a revelation in coming closer together as a family. Our favourites have been monopoly and scrabble. Just spending time being slightly competitive or in our case ultra has brought our family closer.
3. Quality Time With Loved Ones
Being less specific now but just spending quality time with loved ones goes a long way for your mental well-being at home. With less social interactions outside. Having time to interact on a human level helps. I mean all of your attention so no phones allowed I’m afraid.
4. Morning Alone Time To Focus On Your Mental Well-Being At Home
Mental well-being at home comes from you having time in your day to yourself. With kids especially, this is important because as much as we love them. They can be very demanding of our energy and time. My favourite time is the morning where the world is silence before the madness resumes again. Find your time and meditate, do art or whatever you want to do on your own for that specific time in your day.
5. Work On A Passion Project
Spending more time at home can also deliver you more focus on your passion project. Mental well-being comes from doing something you love. For me, it has been growing my own business. Making time for your passion will make you happy and this could lead to you following this path when life resumes back to normal. Take time today to think about what is your passion and how you could achieve success at home by pursuing it.
6. Balance Your Screen Time
There is so much now that can take us away from what we are meant to do in our day. Our mental well-being can be affected at home with too much screen time. I don’t know about you but after a while of constant watching films, tv etc. I don’t feel great about myself in some strange way compared to following my purpose. Screen time should be a bonus mode when all of our goals for the day have been completed because watching your favourite film or playing the game you love is important for mental well-being but too much of a good thing can backfire.
How we control our screen time
- Hit all of our daily targets first
- Have a time limit of scrolling endlessly on social media
- Ask yourself the question is this what I want to do? After 10 minutes if it is, then do it
Just doing these 3 things has allowed us to control our procrastination better and our willpower to focus on what benefits us in the future rather than now.
7. Get Your Body Into Shape
With travelling to work, meetings abroad or any job for that matter. Having time to work on your body can be the last thing you want to do when you get home. Now especially being at home there is no excuse anymore for not working on your physical health.
Firstly it makes you feel great which helps with mood and willpower
Secondly, you can get your body to a standard where you are or maintaining your health targets.
Thirdly this is one of the best ways to combat health complications that can put us at risk now and in the future.
Focussing on our health at home or outside will combat our response to the coronavirus pandemic we face at the moment. Being over your recommended weight put you at risk and from my own lack of activity during the first lockdown opened up my own eyes of what I needed to do.
This, along with the food we eat should be the guidance from every government around the world for a great way of making us physically prepared for any virus that comes our way.
It’s as easy as just putting on YouTube and finding your level and getting started. Make this a priority in your life and your future self will thank you.
8. Read To Focus On Your Mental Well-Being At Home
What’s amazing about reading, is it can take your imagination to places you never thought possible and this is defiantly good for your mental well-being. Taking ourselves away from all the bad news they try to ram down our throats on the daily is also much needed. By taking 30 to 60 minutes out of your day to read a fantasy novel or personal help book can take your mind places where it can prosper. After reading my mind feels amazing like a mental workout. Top tip read early in the day where you can be focused.
9. Meditation To Focus On Your Mental Well-Being At Home
Taking up meditation is a must for mental well-being. Backed up by science University of Waterloo has shown how meditating for at least 15 minutes can have positive effects on decreasing stress and anxiety and unlocking calm and focus. There are amazing apps like Calm and Headspace where you find your inner peace. With so many things that are out of our control. Being one with our self is something we can control
10. Create A Schedule And A To-do list
Out in the world, we have plenty of things we have to get done to achieve goals at work or for our own business. Usually, when we get home our mental well-being is just relaxing with whatever we like to do. Well, when you have to work from home. The normality of relaxing is going to hold you back and bring down your mental well-being in the long run. As lack of action has been proven to increase anxiety and depression if done too much.
So having a daily home schedule is important to give you a sense of purpose for your day and creating a to-do list for work, home or passion projects allow you to have the mental focus to achieve something you’re proud of every day.
I’ve never been proud to watch a film but I have been proud to produce an article that has helped someone.
Every night set out your day with intention and watch your mental well-being benefit greatly from this.
I hope you enjoyed today’s article – 10 ways to focus on your mental well-being at home.
I believe sooner rather than later that normality will come back again but in the meantime focussing on our mental well-being at home has to become our top priority for ourselves and for the people who live with us at home.
When a national lockdown is distance past just for historians to look back on. Having these techniques to do when you’re at home. Can give you the purpose we all crave to keep us mentally strong.
Which one are you going to apply today?
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