5 Ways To Deal With Crisis Fatigue Naturally
We're all going through so much collectively, and now more than ever, dealing with our mental health is paramount. While many people turn to psychiatrists for pharmaceuticals to help them get through the day - which is sometimes necessary and shouldn't be stigmatized - there are ways to cope with anxiety or depression due to crisis fatigue more holistically. If you feel like you're in a mental funk due to the current state of affairs, keep reading for ways to start feeling better today.
Get Outside In Nature
Countless studies have shown the proven benefits to our physical health and emotional and mental health from simply getting outside. You can go for a leisurely walk or a more intense run to clear your thoughts. Enjoy their majesty through a therapeutic hike if you live near the mountains. Are you closer to the beach? Get on the waterfront and dip your toes into the ocean. Connecting with nature is not only mentally grounding, but it reminds us of how small we are in the scheme of things and simultaneously so important. Choose to get outside and reap the benefits of fresh air and Vitamin D.
Choose Exercise - Everyday
The importance of moving our bodies daily cannot be overstated. So many people gained significant weight during the lockdowns at the beginning of the global pandemic. Rapid weight gain is bad for our body's overall health, but it's also not great for your self-image and mental health either. While every body type is beautiful, when your body changes drastically during times of crisis, it can wreak havoc on your emotional wellbeing. Choose to exercise every day. The key to getting a workout in daily life is choosing a form of exercise that you genuinely enjoy - making it more likely to keep up with it. Physical activity is excellent for your body's health, but it also boosts essential brain chemicals that help us battle anxiety and depression.
Work On Your Second Brain
They say that our gut is our second brain - it's been proven. Making sure you're maintaining a healthy and happy gut is critical and definitely when your mental health is suffering. There are many ways to improve the health of your gut - namely pre and probiotics. There are many ways to incorporate these important things into your diet. You can go the route of supplements easily found at your local natural foods stores. You can also increase your gut health through healthy foods like krauts, kimchi, flaxseeds, mushrooms, and tons of other foods. Research foods that promote gut health and nourish your second brain with them.
If the human body is sixty percent water, you should at minimum be drinking the recommended gallon of water a day. But, it doesn't stop there. Like other areas of our modern lives, the kind of water we hydrate with isn't limited to what comes out of the tap. Look into reverse osmosis water, alkaline water, spring water, purified water - the options are many. Choose one that works for your needs and your lifestyle. And, don't forget - if you're spending a lot of time physically active and sweating, you will need to up your water intake to more than the recommended daily amounts. Staying adequately hydrated keeps your body healthy and helps you avoid a myriad of health issues that can increase your likelihood of developing emotional health issues. So drink up!
Get Out Of Dodge
When the world feels heavy, we all want to escape. Don't choose to escape through drugs or alcohol. That's the easy way out. Instead, get out of town - even if it's just for the weekend. It's a proven fact that people who take regular vacations have better mental health and are less likely to have cardiovascular issues and a lower risk of stroke. So, guard your complete health by allowing yourself time off to get out of town, unplug and unwind - it works.
Taking care of your mental health is essential no matter what is going on - but with everything happening on a seemingly daily basis, it's more important now than ever to take steps to guard your emotional wellbeing. You can do this naturally if you take the proactive steps mentioned above. Here's to your health!