This year has been unpredictable, physically stressful, emotional and financially challenging for many people. Hence, it’s important you take timeout to emotionally heal yourself before you usher in the New Year. Dr Parul Tank, consultant psychiatrist and therapist at Fortis, Mumbai shares tip to help you start afresh in 2021.
Steps to help you emotionally heal yourself
Mental well-being is an important aspect that needs a lot of attention. Especially since the last year was full of challenges and uncertainty. Hence, it’s vital that people take timeout to recharge before they are ready to take on the challenges2021will bring. Here are a few tips that can help you improve your mental well-being.
- Try to maintain a routine
Having a fixed routine gives you a sense of purpose and also introduces a sense of security. This is something that can really help when an individual is grappling with a lot of uncertainty in life.
- Use your time to pursue a hobby
Practice a new skill learnt at home during lockdown like baking, cooking, a language class, singing, etc. It not only helps you stay occupied but also can be emotionally fulfilling. It can also help you channelise your time and energy into something fruitful.
- Exercise regularly
Try to join an exercise class or do exercises daily. This is essential for both your physical and mental well-being.
- Use technology to stay connected with loved ones
If lonely, organise an online party or send some stuff that you have made to friends and family. The idea is to bond with people you care about. This can be emotionally healing and satisfying.
- Get rid of clutter around your home
Re-organise and clean the house if you have not already done that. It will give you a sense of accomplishment and can also be an emotionally healing experience as you get rid of clutter, and make space for a new approach in the New Year.