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Mashable - 7 acts of self-care you can practice during a winter lockdown







Our client, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, shared her advice with Mashable

Things are still really tough right now.

In the northern hemisphere, the days are short, daylight comes in limited supply, and outside, the weather could not be less inviting.

As the UK continues with its third national lockdown, which was imposed at the start of January, things are feeling particularly challenging. A new survey by market research company Ipsos MORI found that 60 percent of Britons are finding it harder to stay positive during the third lockdown, an eight-point increase from November's lockdown. In the U.S., restrictions vary from state to state depending on infection rates and hospital capacity, with some regions instituting stay-at-home orders or curfews.

Mashable spoke to psychologists and mental health experts about things you can do if your mental wellbeing is being affected by the winter lockdown.

Take time to appreciate small moments of beauty and joy in your day, advises Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a neurophysiologist and sleep expert. "If you do this you will notice that you feel better and sleep more deeply and thrive mentally, regardless of what’s going on out there that we simply don’t have control over."

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