Temple Spa founder Liz blogs about how she has eased her anxiety during the pandemic.
None of us ever could have predicted the way 2020 has panned out. I thought it would be a year of celebration – the 20th anniversary of our skincare company Temple Spa. But it couldn’t have turned out more differently. Words like Lockdown, isolation, furlough, social distancing and sanitisation were alien to us – the language of dystopian novels or apocalyptic movies. But in fact they have become the lexicon of society all over the world.
Anxiety during lockdown has been a big challenge for me, as I adore being around friends, family and colleagues.
What this virus has brought is nothing short of devastation for all, and for myself personally, it’s been a myriad of emotions along the journey. When I’m feeling anxious, I rely on my faith, family and friends. Anxiety during lockdown has been a big challenge for me, as I adore being around friends, family and colleagues. My anxiety experience has made me more aware of my own mental health, how to take care of it and what to look out for in the future.
I’ve made a special effort to reach out to others, by phone, Zoom, FaceTime, text, email, cards and so on. This has helped myself to stave off loneliness and missing that connection with friends and family at the height of lockdown.
One thing that really helped me was detaching myself from the 24-hour news cycle, and instead focusing simply on what I needed to know. I made sure to check the headlines and keep myself informed, but no more so as to not feel overwhelmed or sad.
I’ve also trained myself not to speak out every thought that comes into my head. I am trying to stay as positive as possible through this period.
Those habits made me feel better and more like myself, so I made a big effort to incorporate them back into my life.
At the beginning of lockdown, I let some of my healthy habits slip, because I didn’t feel like I had enough space in my head to concentrate on it. It took a while, but I realised that those habits made me feel better and more like myself, so I made a big effort to incorporate them back into my life – be it a daily walk, some positive podcasts, or mindfulness. It made a big difference, and all of these combined have brought an inner peace and feeling of heightened wellness amongst the chaos.
So why have we partnered with Mind? Now more than ever, It’s essential we support our own and each other’s mental health. Everyone has mental health and at times it can be in better condition than at others.
A calm mind has the power to create beautiful things, and our partnership with Mind is the perfect fit for such a goal.
We’re delighted to continue our partnership with our friends at Temple Spa, who have relaunched their ‘With You In Mind’ campaign in aid of Mind. For every ‘Repose’ purchased from 10th October for World Mental Health Day to the end of the month £6 will be donated to Mind, and for orders over £65 people will have the opportunity to buy Temple Spa’s ‘With You in Mind’ set for £15, with £1.50 going straight to Mind.
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