Hayley Hasselhoff shares her top self-care tips to look after mental health and ease anxiety

Right now more than ever we are all going though a collective anxiety, feeling the weight of the world on our shoulders.

One where the fear of the unknown can become quickly overwhelming. But the one commonality is that we are not going through this alone.

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With myself being a mental health advocate, I wanted to remind you of the importance in being vulnerable with ourselves and others. Checking in with ourselves on how we are coping day by day is of great importance.

Did you know that one in four people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime ? One in four, let that sink in.

I am one of those people, I have struggled with anxiety since I was a teenager and have had to find ways to walk alongside my anxiety and not let it take over.

I make sure to check in with myself on a daily basis and practice implying the three M’s; mindfulness, movement and mental engagement.

I want to encourage you to find your self care routine, practice it and have it ready for when needed.

Embrace who you are without judgement and allow yourself to feel without shame of sharing. It is okay to not be okay all of the time.

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Take this time to find your voice, connect to your being and acknowledge that there is so much power in being open about our feelings.

If there is one practice I would start with, it would be to build your personalised tool box to use when needed.

Look outside yourself to find ways that will help ease your mind and bring you peace. Just remember not every one of those techniques will work for every flare up, have patience and be kind to yourself.

This will bring you to understanding on your good and most importantly your bad days. As ultimately, we must have our bad days to acknowledge, process, serve and get back to our good ones.

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