Especially in light of how our lives have had to change and adapt in the last 2-3 years as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, It is more important than ever that we are checking on our mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Our work and family lives, have been for the most part, been extremely altered, and in many cases, it can be hard to see where one ends and the other begins. Understandably, home life, can then become overwhelming. On the most basic level, taking breaks from works, and especially a change of scene, can refresh your mind and help you not get bogged down.
For some, exercise can help keep your mind stimulated and you feeling healthy- but if it’s becoming too much of a pressure and you start to have an unhealthy relationship with body image, it’s important to know your limits and when to stop. Also, keeping in touch with the people closest to us is so important: keep the lines of communication open- it’s good for you! We’re not all superhuman, and asking for help if things are getting too much is sometimes crucial.
Mojatu and other organizations created to protect and care for women are also here for problems such as domestic abuse and sexual harassment, which have unfortunately also been on the rise in the last 2 years. Juno Women’s Aid have a 24 hour helpline at 0808 800 0340 (with Text Relay available for callers who are deaf and hearing impaired).
More generally on the topic of health, although strains on the NHS are heavy right now, we should be looking out for our physical health just as much as our mental wellbeing. All women aged 25-64 years old will get an invitation for a cervical screening, and with cancer, it is crucial to spot the signs early.
Overall, with so many things on our mind right now, it’s important we don’t forget about are physical and mental health and reach out for help when we need it.