2. Make Time for Exercise
Even five minutes of exercise improves how you feel mentally, as well as physically. Take a walk or ride a bike. Bonus tip? By getting outside, you’ll also soak up your daily dose of Vitamin D, which will help your mood too. (Remember to apply sunscreen.)
3. Take Time to Grieve Your Losses
The past couple of years have been tough on everyone. Likely you or someone you know has recently been affected by a loved one’s death. A sense of loss can accompany even positive events like moving to a new house or retiring. Grieving is a completely natural and necessary ritual. It’s also not linear, so be gentle with yourself as you learn to carry it.
4. Invest in Your Rest
Lack of sleep can contribute to a variety of physical and mental ailments. On average, a person needs about 8 hours of sleep per night. Find out how many hours work best for you and break out your inner mama bear if anything tries to get between you and a restful, restorative night’s sleep.