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  • Hello.

  • I'm Dr Rodham Argyll and I'm an N HS GP and broadcast on radio and television.

  • And I would like to share some tips with you about how to protect your mental and emotional well being during this time at times of crisis.

  • And he's challenged, is super important to look after mental and emotional health because with good mental health, we have better resilience to cope with whatever pressures and time has come aware in the future, we are all in this together so we can help each other and help ourselves to try to remain well, mentally and emotionally.

  • My first tip is to realize what you are in control off.

  • We're not in control of everything at all, but we are in control of some things and we can be proactive about these on Being proactive actually helps reduce anxiety and fear levels when we're doing something to help a problem or a situation.

  • So, for example, following the expert medical guidance around how to stay safe, working out with your work around, how you're gonna work when you're gonna work on also thinking about financial pressures and talking to organizations and reached the opposite port about the practical matters of day stay.

  • Life will help reduce your worrying.

  • My second tip is to then realize what you're no in control off so we can't fix everything we know in control of certain things.

  • Andi is always good to make a daily practice to sit with those.

  • And if you get a thought around something, you can't control your worrying around to sit, close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and almost visualize those thoughts leaving you It's really difficult.

  • But if you try to make it a day, practice and notice and be aware of your thoughts and try to let those go.

  • Then it will really help you stay mentally Well, My third tip is to create a daily structure and timetable.

  • Humans like routine.

  • We like structure because it makes us feel safe on.

  • We can realize we can see that there is some normality going on in the world when the moment it's very difficult to find any of that.

  • So structure your day, get up at the same time every day, have a shower, get dressed, make sure you're working at certain times if you are working or you're doing something to occupy your mind during those times of boundary off different section to go day for different activities.

  • So, for example, you might make 1/3 of your day something creative or something to relax.

  • But it's very, very important.

  • Try and regulate your sleeping patterns, your eating patterns and try to find a sense of normality because that will help you with your anxiety.

  • My fourth tip is Thio.

  • Get creative.

  • So to take your mind away from most worries in these thaws.

  • So, for example, it might be learning a new online course.

  • It might be crafting, repainting.

  • It might be doing some physical activity.

  • You might be listening to music or reading a book.

  • For example, anything that takes your mind away from those sources really, really helpful.

  • Keeping busy and keeping active is one of the most important things that you can d'oh to keep your mental health well, and also just to stop worrying and keep your mind quiet and relax.

  • So do you.

  • Try that, and if you need to do that, other people, their loads of online groups and online forums and laser stuff from social media where they're doing lots of communal and group exercises altogether an activity together.

  • So do structure Day, have a timetable and have a routine to help you on.

  • My last step is very, very important.

  • We, as humans are social creatures, were social animals.

  • We like connection.

  • We need connection with each other.

  • Obviously, this situation's make that really, really difficult, but we can find ways of connecting in other methods or other modalities.

  • So online groups, social media, the radio, the television, a peer group on online group, for example on your phone that you can create it and you speak to someone or one of those people every single day or 23 times a day.

  • That's super important for two reasons.

  • So you actually connected other human beings.

  • You hear their voice, but also you can talk to them about how you're feeling.

  • If you are anxious, if you all worries, you can talk that through with someone, realize that you're not on your own and other people are feeling that way on again.


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