Search

Small Business Owner: How to manage your mental health during COVID-19

As a business owner I always find a way to go the extra mile for my clients, whether is through my services or just by giving them some extra entrepreneurial life tips. During this challenging time I think everyday on how to help my clients, and what do they really need at this time. I am certain, one thing that would be helpful at this moment is tips on how to manage their mental health during the pandemic. Although, it is a topic not related to my service spectrum, it is a helpful information to support the well-being and productivity of my clients.



I reached to a local wellness expert, Monica Daza-Stephan a certified Yoga and Ayurveda Therapist. She provided us with the following tips to strengthen our mental health:


TIP #1. Practice mindfulness: Taking a pause during the day can be a very powerful practice. S.T.O.P. is an exercise that you can integrate to expand mind awareness. The acronym stands for:


S -> Stop! Whatever you are doing, take a pause.

T -> Take a breath to connect to the present moment.

O -> Observe. Assess the situation inside and out. Notice where your mind has gone. How are you feeling? How is your physical body feeling?

P -> Proceed with compassion. Ask yourself, what do I need right now?


Perhaps you notice tension in your shoulders or your jaw has tightened. Maybe your thoughts are racing. Proceed by making a sensible self-care choice. Begin with stretching, or taking a short walk or drinking a cup of tea. The more you practice S.T.O.P. during the day, the more space you create to cut out the bad habit of going on auto-pilot mode and switch to a being-mode.

TIP #2. Practice To Empty The Mind: This practice, also known as Body Scan Meditation, is an easy-to-follow practice. Begin by sitting in a comfortable chair, lean against the back of the chair, rest your hands on your thighs, feel the rhythm of your breath from your abdomen, keep your eyes gazing downward.


As you breathe in and out, connect to all the parts of your body. As you breathe in, say “Re” and as you breathe out, say “Lax”. As you repeat, Relax, feel your breath all over your body: feet, ankles, calves, knees, thighs, bottom, pelvis, abdomen, chest, lower back, sacrum, shoulders, upper arms, elbows, forearms, hands, fingers one by one, neck, throat, back of the head, ears, and forehead. Include the tiny muscles around the eyes, nose, cheeks, tongue and mouth. This exercise could take five to ten minutes. Last, finish by repeating, "I now let go of all thoughts, all wants, all haves. I am thinking about nothing at all."


TIP #3. Let go of worrying thoughts: Your hands work like a magnet, pulling excess anxious thoughts and energy from your body. This activity will help you feel calm and content.


Start by rubbing your hands together, rapidly. With the flat part of your warm palm, place beside your opposite eye. Sweep the hand up and around your ear, down your neck and shoulder, down to the arm and fingers. Warm your hands again and repeat on the opposite side. 


TIP #4. Avoid the consumption of brain-stimulating drinks such as caffeine and alcohol. Instead, drink a cup of invigorating teas, such as turmeric with cinnamon and ginger, or a matcha or peppermint tea. These options are a much healthier choice to reduce stress and help you focus.

Although these may seem like minor tips, they will go a long way in maintaining your mental health and improve your productivity at work.

Read about these and more practices here


Please remember to always get professional help when need it!


16 views
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

© 2020 BGSplus Inc. All rights reserved. Milton, Ontario, Canada. Terms and conditions.

Graphic Design | Graphic Design in Milton | Graphic Design in Oakville | Graphic Design in Mississauga | Graphic Design in Burlington | Graphic Design in Halton | Logo Design | Logo Design in Milton | Logo Design in Oakville | Logo Design in Mississauga | Logo Design in Halton | Graphic Designer in Oakville | Graphic Designer in Milton | Branding Packages | Branding Solutions | Branding Design | Brand Design in Oakville | Brand Design in Milton | Business Cards in Milton | Business Cards in Oakville | Business Cards in Mississauga | Business Cards in Burlington | Postcards in Milton | Postcards in Oakville | Postcards in Mississauga | Postcards in Burlington | Web Design in Milton | Web Design in Oakville | Web Design in Mississauga | Web Design in Burlington | Brochure Design in Milton | Brochure Design in Oakville | Brochure Design in Mississauga | Doorhangers in Oakville | Doorhangers in Milton | Doorhangers in Mississauga | Presentation Folders in Milton | Presentation Folders in Oakville | Presentation Folders in Mississauga | Presentation Folders in Burlington | Booklet Design in Milton | Booklet Design in Oakville | Booklet Design in Mississauga | Wix Design in Milton | Wix Design in Oakville | Wix Design in Mississauga | Signs in Milton | Signs in Oakville | Signs in Burlington | Signs in Mississauga | Decals in Milton | Decals in Oakville | Decals in Mississauga | Vehicle Magnets in Oakville | Vehicle Magnets in Milton | Vehicle Wraps in Milton | Vehicle Wraps in Oakville | Vehicle Wraps in Mississauga | Banner Design in Milton | Banner Design in Oakville | Advertisement Design in Milton | Advertisement Design in Oakville