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5 of the best ways to look after your mental health

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5 of the best ways to look after your mental health
Looking after our mental health is incredibly important, especially as current COVID-19 restrictions mean many of us still cannot meet up with our loved ones.

For those who are still spending a lot of time at home, it can be difficult to find new ways to keep your mind active and anxiety about the spread or contraction of Coronavirus remains an issue across the UK. 

We understand that this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will be particularly meaningful, as we all learn to adapt to a new way of living. That’s why we’re sharing 5 of the best ways we believe can help you look after your mental health, whilst highlighting some important products to help support you better at home. 


1. Let’s get physical

Whether it’s taking regular breaks from sitting down or keeping up a gentle exercise routine, staying physically active at home can help to improve your strength in body and mind. 

If you need additional support when moving about the house, mobility aids can help offer stability and enable safer movement. You may want to consider an Adjustable Folding Walking Stick if you need a little extra support sometimes, whether you’re moving from room to room or heading outdoors to enjoy your garden. 

If you find that a walking stick does not give you sufficient support, it may be a good idea to invest in a rollator. Complete Care Shop offers a wide range of rollators that are ideal for indoor and outdoor use, helping you to increase your daily step count safely. 

Remember to consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routines.


2. Everybody needs somebody sometimes

Although our social interaction with friends and family has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic there are still ways to stay in touch with loved ones. And now, more than ever, everyone can understand the positive effects that staying connected has on our mental health.

At Complete Care Shop we offer a range of telephones including the PhotoDECT Big Button Cordless Photophone, that are designed with practicality and style in mind, to help you stay connected with the ones you love and care for. Setting up regular phone calls or video calls, or just reaching out to friends and family when you need a chat, can help you to talk about how you’re feeling, express any concerns and ask for support if you need it.


3. Hydration is key

Staying hydrated is vital for both our physical and mental health and we are recommended to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of liquid a day. Water is the best way for everyone to stay hydrated, however, tea, coffee and other hot drinks can also contribute to our daily liquid intake. 

Drinking plenty of fluids can help you to reduce dehydration, stay alert and reduce the risk of falls. If you’re living with limited mobility or strength in your hands, Complete Care Shop offer a range of drinking aids that are designed to offer improved grip. You may also want to consider a kettle tipper, such as the Combination Kettle with Tipper as this will make it safer for you to make a hot drink without spills and avoid lifting a heavy kettle filled with boiling water. 

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4. Do what works for you

Finding your own way to relax can help you to stay calm and reduce stress whilst spending more time at home. Winding down at night is especially important as it can help improve restlessness and enable you to get a better night’s sleep. 

Sensory aids, such as the Nature Sound Pyramid can be ideal for aiding relaxation in both adults and children, which is especially beneficial at night-time if you find it hard to get to sleep. This aid features calming noises, such as the sound of a running brook or birds tweeting and a gentle colour-changing light to help soothe you into sleep.


5. Factor in some “me time”

Even though we’re not able to go out to fancy events or restaurants right now, it doesn’t mean you can’t pamper yourself at home! Taking care of yourself and finding ways to feel good can elevate your spirits and do wonders for your mental health. At Complete Care Shop we offer a Facial Spa with Aromatherapy Diffuser which is a perfect way to enjoy a face steaming treatment at home and you can even add a drop of your favourite aromatherapy oils for that “spa” feeling.


We hope you find these tips and products useful to help you stay safe and look after your mental health at home. You can browse Complete Care Shop’s full range of daily living aids on our website. If you are concerned about your own mental health or that of a loved one, the NHS website offers a comprehensive list of helplines and support groups that can offer expert advice.

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