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Staying Afloat

Tips, tricks, lifestyle changes and methods to prioritize mental health
Staying+Afloat
Olivia Chen

Meditate

Finding comfort in the middle of chaos is a necessity rather than a luxury in today’s fast-paced world. A brief mindfulness meditation   might provide the haven your mind needs in order to calm down. Despite the turmoil of everyday duties, you carve out ten minutes to sit in silence, focusing only on the motion of your breathing. In this peaceful state, your mind relaxes, lets go of worries, reduces tension and provides many more benefits. According to the National Instituites of Health, regular mindfulness practice can have profound effects on mental health; including reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia. Over time, you may notice improvements in concentration, productivity and efficiency in your daily tasks.  By dedicating just a few minutes to mindfulness each day, we grant ourselves the gift of inner peace, allowing us to navigate life’s challenges with clarity and perseverance. 

Do Short Exercises

Finding time for exercise can feel like an impossible challenge.  But what if you could scatter moments of movement throughout your day? Believe it or not, it actually helps your mental health. Picture this: during your coffee break doing a quick stretch session to relieve tension, or taking a quick walk around the surrounding area to energize both your body and mind. These small actions not only improve physical well-being, but also operate as powerful remedies for mental health. Short breaks are key for healthier lifestyle.

Make Your Bed

Within our intricate daily schedules, the simple effort of making our beds acts as self-care. It might seem to be an ordinary activity, yet it has a significant impact. Taking a few moments to arrange our bed sheets before a hectic day provides us a sense of accomplishment and peace. This sets a pleasant tone for the day ahead, providing an environment of peace.

Listen to Music

In the symphony of life, music emerges as a strong emotional healer. Immersing oneself in music provides mental well-being. From the calm tone of a classical music to the vibrant beat of a popular pop song, music has the power to elevate moods, calm our minds, and provide peace.

Limit Your Screen Time

In this digital age, social media demands endless scrolling and notifications. By intentionally limiting our time spent on social media, we create valuable moments of peacefulness. Detaching from the constant overflow of information allows us to regain our attention and mental balance. In a society filled with technology, cherishing real-world connections acts as a remedy for the mind, attention and mental balance. By prioritizing meaningful relationships and minimizing screen time, we gain the precious moments that create true connections and improve how we live in the real world.

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Nitya Nara
Nitya Nara, Staff
Junior Nitya Nara is a staffer on Panorama. This is her first year on staff. Nitya loves to spend her time by painting and playing badminton.
Olivia Chen
Olivia Chen, Art Editor in Chief
Senior Olivia Chen is the Art Editor in Chief and it is her third year on Panorama. She loves music and movies.
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