12 Self-Care Tips to Protect Your Mental Health during Civil Unrest

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Civil unrest can have an impact on the entire community, including your mental health and wellbeing. At a time where you are physically, mentally, and emotionally drained, and your wellbeing has taken a dip, it's essential to take care of yourself and nourish your body.


To help ease your mind, here are several self-care tips to guide people who are struggling during this time:

  • Social support is vital during times like these. Keep in contact with people who bring you happiness
  • Fitness is a great way to help channel your emotions and focus your mind and body in the present.
  • Create a tidy and clear environment. Declutter if you feel your surrounding space is too busy.
  • Care for your hygiene
  • Make 'you time' to do the things you enjoy
  • Positive affirmations
  • Journaling (writing down thoughts and feelings) can be a great sense of relief and a way to release emotions.
  • Practicing meditation, breathing, stretching
  • Limit social media intake
  • Talk to an affirming counselor or therapist.
  • Be gentle with yourself
  • Know your capacity and listen to your body when a break is needed


How NexGen EAP can help restore security and confidence in your organization:

  • Telephonic Counseling through NexGen EAP comes with 24/7/365 access to Master’s level counselors with at least 5 years of experience answering every call.
  • Virtual Concierge component of NexGen EAP can assist with research on any topic, and help maintain work/life balance.
  • Financial Consultations and Resources are available to lend a hand with money management and budgeting to stretch dollars as far as possible.
  • Wellness Coaching and Support provides 1-on-1 access to wellness experts and individualized resources for all areas of wellbeing, from nutrition and fitness to relaxation and restoration. 
  • Health Advocacy is there to provide benefit information and assistance navigating your health plan.
  • Legal Consultations and Resources will assist your HR Department as questions arise surrounding PTO, sick leave, and other work policies and standards.


For more information on how NexGen EAP can help your employees during difficult times, contact us today!

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