Headspace's tips for keeping a healthy mindset

Mental health: Bring kind to yourself during this uncertain time is the message from mental health support provider, headspace. Photo: Shutterstock.
Mental health: Bring kind to yourself during this uncertain time is the message from mental health support provider, headspace. Photo: Shutterstock.

Worrying about being sick can cause a lot of stress.

With coronavirus on everyone's mind, many people are stressing more than they're used to. Many people are feeling different things during this time.

Some people are more fearful and anxious due to worrying about how the virus may affect them and their loved ones.

Anger, frustration and confusion are normal responses to having to change what we can do each day, which might seem unfair.

Being asked to stop doing what you normally do can create feelings of sadness or boredom, and sometimes, when bad or new things are happening, some people might prefer to not think about it.

While this can be helpful, it might mean that our feelings catch us by surprise later.Increased stress and heightened emotions are normal during times like this.

Still, it can be useful to keep some of these tips in mind to maintain a healthy headspace:

  • Be mindful of exposure to information through stories, conversation and social media
  • Do things that make you feel physically and emotionally safe, and be with those who are helpful to your wellbeing
  • It is okay to let people know that you'd like to talk about something different if the subject makes you uncomfortable

Check out the headspace website at headspace.org.au for more information and services that may help see you through the difficult time looming ahead.

- Headspace