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When you think of how easy it is to fall into a depression it makes sense that adapting healthy habits is essential for your metal wellness.

I never realized that my job and my daily routine was so essential to my mental health until Covid changed the way I had access to some of those things.

The biggest difference happened to me when they closed the yoga studio in my building.

I use to stop in there several times a day as I was leaving or returning to the building just to decompress and get some mat time in.

At first I missed it but didn't realize how this would effect my moods.

After that first month of skipping those workouts, I noticed my energy was declining and my body felt more stressed. It was like a snowball effect.

It was like a thread that started to slowly unravel day by day as the lockdown continued to show no signs of things returning to normal.

By month 3, I felt the most dramatic effects of it. My stress levels were up and what I thought was covid fatigue, was really just a chain reaction caused from those changes in my routine.

I also stopped writing as much as my job shifted for summer break.

All the routines that I had become used to switched and not for the better.

This is how it sneaks up on you. Life changes and we adjust but if you don't know yourself well enough, forced changes in essential habits can cause very large shifts in how you feel.

Luckily I figured it out and moved my yoga matt to my balcony and started to art journal daily.

Those two little things, made all the difference in my energy, my mood and how I coped with the stress of Covid change.

I hope you take these 3 essentials and think about how they might make your life different.

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What are 3 pieces of advise you would offer to someone going through your same struggles?

1. Take care of yourself physically. Even just a little bit of exercise each day is huge, especially if you have any sort of hyperactivity or anxiety. I put a yoga mat in my home for breaks in between work hours.

2. Journal. 100%. That changed everything. It clears space in your head, lets you reflect, and see your growth. It doesn’t matter what you write, just having that outlet and space for reflection is huge. Art journaling counts too. :)

3. Listen to podcasts & music. If you’re feeling alone, put on a podcast. It’s like you’re hanging out with some very intelligent, humorous, successful friends, and that will give you something to model. I love Tim Ferris, Duncan Trussell, Russell Brandt, Aubrey Marcus. There are tons of good ones.

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Have an awesome day.

Jacqueline Jax in collaboration with Songwriter : Jordan Bell

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Radio Host @AVALIVERADIO ❤️ Journalist ❤️ I write for people who expect more from life and strive to improve their mindset. You’ll find inspiration here.

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Jacqueline Jax

Jacqueline Jax

Radio Host @AVALIVERADIO ❤️ Journalist ❤️ I write for people who expect more from life and strive to improve their mindset. You’ll find inspiration here.