Disclaimer: We are not professionals; however, we are a platform which aims to bring awareness and share resources that can help mitigate mental health problems. Please seek professional help if needed!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our second collaborative post with Surge Richmond Hill! In this post, we will be sharing tips and resources to help cope with being at home due to the current pandemic and ways to overcome problems with your mental health. 

As students or anyone, in fact, we all deal with various pressures and stress from our school, work, extracurriculars, expectations, goals, and many other factors. In addition to the various obstacles that we already face, the current events happening around us today definitely do not help!

Here are some tips for being at home and dealing with stress, lack of motivation/ productivity: 

  • Meditate or yoga; great to do as the first thing when you wake up!
  • Set a schedule or even list five things to complete by the end of the day. Doing this will help manage your day to day productivity
  • Keep in touch with family and friends virtually
  • Try something new! It can be painting, baking, making crafts, journaling, playing an instrument. 
  • Walk outside, get some fresh air (make sure to abide by government regulations)
  • Exercise

Books

  • How Your Mind can Heal Your Body by David R. Hamilton
  • Bruised by Sarah Skilton

Movies

Podcasts

Lastly, remember that you are not alone! Please reach out if you do need help whether it be to your family, friends, or even us, as we all are a resource that can connect you to the help that you need!

Sincerely,

Side by Side Team & Surge RH