The Covid-19 pandemic has brought mental health to the forefront of our thoughts. Not only have we been trying to stay healthy and take all the necessary precautions to not catch Covid, but many of us have also been battling the mental health elements of the pandemic. We might be feeling lonely from the isolation brought about by restrictions and working from home. Some of us experience anxiety either related to the coronavirus itself or the idea of getting back to ‘normalcy’. And others find it hard to deal with the idea that we have been ‘robbed’ of two-ish years of our life.
Even before the pandemic, the stresses of living in the 21st century have also taken their toll on some of us. Social media, for example, has an impact on how we live our lives. Not everyone constantly experiences Insta-worthy moments so it can be tough to keep up with all the ‘noise’ around us.
Looking after our mental health should be just as crucial as paying attention to our physical health and any worrying symptoms that may arise. For example, we know the importance of exercise and having me-time to centre ourselves. But sometimes, mental health triggers are overlooked, mostly because we weren’t aware of them and their impact.