With the ongoing pandemic and unique situations it has put a lot of people in, it's important to take care of yourself and check in to make sure you're doing okay. These simple actions, while not life changing, can help improve one's mental state one step at a time.
It's easy to feel confined to your space, so reaching out to others you trust and making sure your feelings are heard, or even just listening and being there for someone else, can be incredibly helpful.
When things get really hard (and it's different for everyone), it's important to know your options and what's available to you. You can do this research on your own, but it can also be useful to have people you trust help research.
Keeping the focus on yourself in times like these can be hard, so it's important to take a step back and relax. Do things for yourself that help you feel healthy and make you happy, whether it's making a healthy meal, eating your favorite food, or taking a nap, it's important to put yourself first.
The news cycle can be a bit overwhelming at times, so it's okay to take a break and come back later when you can handle the news. Even taking a break from social media can help immensely. And if you want to keep up with friends, try reaching out and talking for a bit. You never know that that could be exactly what you needed.