The loneliness of social distancing or isolating can be hard on your mental health. Now more than ever it’s important to take the time to check in with yourself and do healthy things that will make you feel good.

Stay in Touch with Friends & Family.

Your close relationships can impact your mental health, so keeping them strong is important. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch over Zoom, Facetime, or a regular call. Scheduling a weekly or bi-weekly call may help everyone coordinate their schedule to maintain some together time. If you get creative, you can even find a way to incorporate a game over your video call to keep things fresh each week.

Don’t Rely on Food Delivery Too Much.

A healthy diet can make a big difference in how you feel. Unfortunately, staying at home more and taking less trips to the grocery store may be impacting your decision to order take-out more frequently.  While it can feel good to have some comfort food occasionally, don’t forget about your body’s needs. Maintaining a healthy balance of fruits and veggies will help you feel better and make it taste even sweeter when you do go to treat yourself.

Get Better Sleep with a Bedtime Upgrade.

Stress can affect sleep and after the changes that COVID-19 has brought, there are a lot of people that may be struggling with this. However, a few changes to your routine may help you get back on track to a good night’s rest. Healthline suggests that exercise during the day can help you sleep better at night. Creating a more soothing environment in your bedroom may also help your body relax. Consider adding a soft scent like lavender or even try a weighted blanket to see if you can up your comfort factor. Strata Health Group provides cost-effective healthcare options so that everyone can get the care they deserve during this time. Make sure you take a moment to evaluate where you may need a hand, we’re here to help.