Maintain a positive dialogue (see above).
Indulge in a mind-calming activity (see above).
Eat healthily. Limit consumption of alcohol, sugar, processed foods and calories overall.
Get adequate exposure to daylight.
Exercise daily (aim for 10,000 steps or at least 30 mins daily).
Create a working environment that is good for your eyesight and posture.
Establish a sense of purpose for each day, that will then result in a sense of achievement.
Interact with other people daily, whether shouting out to neighbours or skyping friends.
Have fun! Watch crazy videos on YouTube, watch re-runs of comedy classics or phone your craziest friend! There is science behind all of these recommendations, and they will benefit your physical and mental health. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all emerge from lockdown physically fitter and mentally stronger than we went into it? If you would like an explanation and more detail about each of these points, please visit my personal blog happyhypno.wordpress.com, where there is a longer version of this article. Written by Pamela Carvell, HMA President and Lifestyle Consultant. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels
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