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How to Stay Mentally Healthy in a Time of Crisis

How does someone stay mentally healthy? As we’re dealing with uncertainties around the coronavirus plus an evolving world, this question hit home for us at Natural Recovery Greens. We believe your mental state also affects your physical body and vice versa. With chaos, change and uncertainty around us, our mind and body have become stressed and anxious. So we found this post written on Quora by Rafael Eliassen, a high performance life and business strategist, as a resource to help you stay mentally healthy.

1. Fix Your Body.

The biggest mistake is to start fixing your mind. You can’t think your way to mental health when your body is dysfunctional. It’s like putting a skilled driver in a broken car. Repair the vehicle first — don’t overeat, exercise some and sleep well.

2. Don’t Watch News.

Like a sponge, your subconscious mind absorbs anything it comes in contact with. It’s your duty to oversee what it absorbs. If all you listen to is rape, war and deaths, then good luck not being anxious.

3. Relieve Pressure.

We are constantly bombarded with the ideal Instagram life. This can put you under pressure to perform in life. But the truth is you can’t perform under pressure. You must take your life one day at a time.

4. Remove Perfectionism.

The need to be perfect is the seed for anxiety. You get in a loop second-guessing your actions. You have to be okay with mistakes. There will be no pressure when you give yourself room to be imperfect.

5. Nutrition.

Food is fuel. The quality of it will affect the performance of your body and brain. Increase your food in quality, not quantity. The best start is to avoid processed and sugary foods.

6. Don’t Resist.

You can’t splash your way to a still pond. Similarly, you can’t think your way out of stress and anxiety. Accept and be aware of the physical symptoms. If you don’t resist that headache, it won’t persist.

These six tips can help you become mentally stronger to cope with this changing world. Although it may not seem possible to calm your mind, there are natural alternatives, like Natural Recovery Greens, that can help. Natural Recovery Greens contains hemp extract to ease your mind while also relaxing your body which helps your body absorb the nutrients in the superfoods, BCAAs, and probiotics. Another option is to talk it out with a therapist, a friend, or family. If you are feeling depressed or having thoughts of suicide, don’t hesitate to seek professional help or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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