The Covid-19 pandemic impacts us all and the consequences of the restrictions are many. They concern the finances, the questioning of future projects, our professional career and even our mental health. More than 1 Quebecer out of 10 say that they live in psychological distress and consider their mental health as fair or bad. Faced with this observation, we thought it would be useful to share with you these small daily gestures that will allow you to maintain or regain your emotional well-being!
Take a break
It is no longer a secret, the simplest things are the most powerful!
Learning to breathe is the key to many benefits. During your day, take a break and breathe in deeply for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 4sc, and exhale for 8 sc. Repeat this exercise two to three times during the day to see a lasting feeling of calm.
Create a healthy lifestyle
Whether you are currently looking for a job, you are a student, an employee or self-employed, it is essential to continue to prepare yourself every day and to adopt a healthy and rhythmical lifestyle:
Keeping in touch
It is important to limit contact to respect health barriers. However, our emotional well-being is also important, so don’t isolate yourself!
Limit the flow of information
Stay informed, yes! Getting intoxicated by the amount of bad news due to the pandemic, no!
We don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the impact of bad news, to find a limit you can :
Ask for help if you need it
If you feel an overflow, don’t hesitate to talk to your loved ones or a health care specialist. It is normal to feel overwhelmed during this uncertain period. The 811 telephone number has been set up to allow citizens to get help if they need it. For businesses, don’t hesitate to use the “dialogue” service which gives access to many free medical tele-consultations for the well-being of employees.