Mental Health

How To Stay Positive and Connected While Still Isolating

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At times of uncertainty it is easy to let your mind get carried away with worry and panic. However, it’s important to remind yourself to focus on the things you can control instead of the things you can’t. We at Cayman Pharmacy Group have compiled a list of a few topics and questions to help ease your anxiety and give you some mindful perspective during this stressful time.

Things you can do for yourself right now:

  • Take 5 deep breaths
  • Make your bed
  • Stretch for 5 minutes
  • Brush your hair
  • Take a shower
  • Light a candle
  • Read a passage from your favourite book
  • Massage your temples
  • Make yourself a cup of tea

Opportunities for growth you can see for yourself during this time:

  • A chance to read all the books that have been on your list and gathering dust on your shelves
  • An opportunity to develop better sleep habits
  • An opportunity to rest and practise the art of doing nothing
  • An opportunity to reconnect with friends (even if it’s just virtually)
  • An opportunity to organize your home
  • An opportunity to cook and bake
  • An opportunity to serve more people online and develop content that will serve people who live all over the world
  • An opportunity to sit and process your emotions
  • A chance to strengthen your praying practise

Questions to reflect on:

  • What can I do to remain connected while practising social distancing?
  • How can I help my community and those in need?
  • How can I manage discomfort in a healthy way?
  • What am I learning about myself?
  • What thoughts are most helpful to me during this time?
  • How am I protecting myself from things that provoke panic or anxiety?
  • How can I take care of myself?

We hope you enjoyed reading through our list and found it helpful. Please continue taking good care of yourself and loved ones, mentally and physically. Cayman – we will get through this!

Wed 1st Nov, 2017 is Stress Awareness Day

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Stress serves a solid purpose in human biology, but our modern lives have brought about a surplus of causes that haunt us from day to day. When we are faced with a challenge, or a threat to our well-being, the body experiences stress. Whether you’re dealing with a job that puts you under tremendous pressure, or face struggles in your life or relationship that leave you in a state of constant worry, tension can be a real killer. Stress Awareness Day was set aside as a time to be aware of the tension in our lives and how it affects us.

History of Stress Awareness Day
Stress Awareness Day was established by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) to help provide information and strategies on how to address it for both companies and individuals. The organization is focused on helping employers and employees help each other by providing comprehensive guides to establishing a program within their organization, and individuals by looking after their health and well-being on a day to day basis.

Stress Awareness Day is your opportunity to start looking after yourself and your life and break down the individual stressors in your life. Failure to deal with the strain in your life effectively can lead to serious health problems, including increased blood pressure, susceptibility to heart disease, and a decline in your immune system. Once you start experiencing these symptoms they can landslide into each other, resulting in growing sickness. It’s truly a self-feeding problem and a cycle that is necessary to control to enjoy our lives.

How to Celebrate
The best way to celebrate Stress Awareness Day is to take the opportunity to remove the tension from your life for the day. Take the time to examine your life and find out where all the stressors lie and start looking into taking steps to remove them or find ways to mitigate them. Removing stress from your life can start off as a taxing experience, so it can help to get the assistance from organizations like ISMA to look into strategies and support in how to manage those things in your life that cause tension.

Whatever you choose to do, take the time to take a day off and let yourself have a day of freedom. If it’s sickness, do something to help you focus on something other than that sickness. Stress can be a killer, don’t let it take one more day off your life, act now and start living a stress-free life!

Talk with Your Doctor about Depression

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What is depression?
Depression is an illness that involves the brain. It can affect your thoughts, mood, and daily activities. It is more than feeling sad for a few days.

Depression can be mild or severe. Mild depression can become more serious if it’s not treated.

If you are diagnosed with depression, you aren’t alone. It is a common illness that affects millions of adults in the United States every year.

The good news is that it can be treated. Getting help is the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. You can feel better. read more →