It’s been easy to forget about how important our mental health is when wearing masks, social distancing and keeping ourselves physically safe from the coronavirus have been on the top of everyone’s minds. But your mental health isn’t something you want to leave unattended for too long, or it could have a significant impact on your well-being.
“A glass of wine will help me relax.” All too often people say this as a way to cope with the stress of everyday life. Phrases like, “It takes the edge off,” and “Just one beer” shouldn’t become your mantra when trying to unwind after a tough day at the office or a long night with the kids. Anxiety and alcohol use are often connected. Many times, people drink to relax and reduce anxiety, and in some instances, chronic alcohol abuse can lead to anxiety.
So what can you do without reaching for the bottle of wine?