During quaratine a lot of people focus on decluttering their home but it isn’t just about your home, you must make time to declutter your mind also. This time is a crazy one and your mental health can really suffer with the feelings of uncertainty and your mind working overtime. Take this opportunity to move the centre of attention to yourself when you can and give some of these prompts below an opportunity to help you regain focus.
1. Treat yourself to an at home facial
2. Set aside time to do something you enjoy
3. Go for a walk alone
4. Journal down your thoughts for 15 mins each evening
5. Go to bed slightly earlier and read a book or listen to a podcast episode
6. Take a long bubble bath
1. Try a new workout you have never done before
2. Enjoy screen free time during meals – no tv or phone scrolling!
3. Try yoga for beginners before bedtime to leave you feeling relaxed
4. Meditate for 5-10 mins each morning to clear your head
5. Take your work or exercise outside in the fresh air even for 10-15 mins
6. Try mindfulness colouring in
1. Clean out your inbox and file emails away
2. Set a time limited on your social media apps
3. Unfollow people on social media who do not inspire you or bring any value into your life
4. Delete any apps you do not use on your phone
5. Unsubscribe to any marketing emails you do not find useful
6. Go through your contacts list and delete anyone you no longer need
1. Write down 3 positive things that happened that day
2. Set yourself the task of a no complaints day
3. Spend 10-15 minutes just sitting in silence to gather your thoughts
4. Compliment someone for something
5. Set a goal on Sunday that you want to achieve for the week
6. Call or text a friend you haven’t been in touch with in a while and let them know you are thinking about them.
I know I have used this time to focus my mind on other activities that spark joy in my life and it has made a big difference, you can check the post out here. Be sure to let me know how you get on with your detox and check out my Instagram page for more updates on mental health during lockdown.