I realise that you are probably a bit overwhelmed with information related to COVID-19 but it is important during this time to keep your emotional and mental health in tip-top condition.
Here are a few tips I hope you find useful.
1. Limit your COVID-19 information intake. We all know that the media loves to ramp things up to sell a good story. Constantly taking in more information about COVID-19 can easily lead to feeling overwhelmed and feeling of fear and helplessness. Try to keep your information intake to what is only affecting you directly in your local area.
2. Focus on the positives of having more time with family and the people you live with.
3. Practice daily mindfulness meditation – Check my Facebook page for a free mindfulness meditation recording for you to use.
4. Remember that this is all temporary and it will pass.-Think of it as a storm moving through. When a storm comes through, we do what we need to do to protect ourselves so that it causes a little damage as possible. We then may settle in and watch a good movie, enjoy time with our loved ones; then we clean up once the storm has passed. Always remember that it will pass.
Keep up your physical activity, particularly aerobic exercise.
Take pride in preparing healthy meals-Taking the extra time to not only prepare healthy meals but also to present them well (as though you are serving them in a restaurant) it helps to nurture a feeling of abundance.
I sincerely hope these few simple ideas are helpful for you.
BY: Peter McMahon