How To Improve Your Mental Health
Transitions in lifestyle combined with the added stress of uncertainties and limited access to supports is the reality we have all been living during the past 20 months as a result of COVID-19. Many have been isolated from loved ones and social networks periods of time. As a result, Anxiety, panic, stress, and depression are some of the many mental health challenges experienced.
At B3 Psychological Services Inc., we want to empower people to get their lives back on track and feel happy once again. So to help you take a step in the right direction, we have outlined a few tips to improve your mental health. Read on to learn more.
1. Be true to yourself
In a virtual world, social media is a great way to help you stay in touch with your loved ones and explore inspirations. However, watching others posts and photos could adversely affect you. So, while it is good for communication and staying connected, be mindful of the content you are focusing on and how it makes you feel.
2. Explore personal values
Everyone is different and has unique traits, so take the time to understand who you really are and what principles you stand for in this world. This is a perfect time to identify what is important to you and begin creating your roles that are a good fit for you.
3. Practice acceptance
Many have been required to make changes at home and at work with little or no notice. Being open to some degree of flexibility and accepting these new circumstances will free up some time and energy. Take some time every day to experience gratitude for the good things in your life. For example, you may developed a new work schedule or alternate work environment that embraces some of your current needs. Acknowledging these new found opportunities can influence your perception of current events.
If you have been feeling overwhelmed recently, and feel you require some professional help, get in touch with B3 Psychological Services today. Our clinical counsellor, Sarah-Louise Murray holds several national and provincial designations allowing clients to access coverage under their extended health care plans. She offers compassionate counselling services for individuals, couples, and seniors in a warm and friendly environment. S~L empowers clients to explore new coping skills, process experiences, and develop a positive sense of self.
In addition, she provides a biopsychosocial approach with solution-focused, client-centered strategies integrated with cognitive behavioral therapy and strength-based psycho-education. These clinical methods help clients to achieve their goals. Our services are available across Grande Prairie, Wembley, Clairmont, Grovedale, Elmworth, Hythe, DeBolt, Drayton Valley, and the surrounding areas.