Finding your comfort zone in this time of global crisis:
Maintaining your well-being and sense of self while living under the stress of the coronacloud.
17 June, 2020 by

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious given the current global climate. Things are uncertain and that feels scary. However, if you let those fearful thoughts run your life, your well-being can become easily jeopardized. While it’s important to be informed on what’s going on, you also need to prioritize self-care. Here are some fun and easy ways to keep your mental well-being strong right now. 

1.      Get Moving

There are so many mental benefits of exercise. It improves your mood, decreases stress, helps you sleep better, and assists in strengthening memory, not to mention that it’s a fun distraction from the headlines on TV. Exercising doesn’t only include high intensity and sweaty gym sessions. There are plenty of low-impact activities that provide you with the same mental benefits. They include walking, jogging, yoga, Pilates, stretching, and dancing. At least once a day, stand up and get moving. 

2.      Socialize from a Distance

Getting coffee with a friend is not possible or recommended right now. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot socialize and feel supported by the people you love. You can use your phone, video chat tools like Skype, and email to communicate with others. Feeling the support from your friends and family right now is so important. Do not hesitate to reach out to your loved ones. Consider scheduling at least one social session each day with someone you love. 

3.      Learn How to Use New Technology

Socializing is easier and sometimes more fun when you can use modern technology. Some apps, like Houseparty, allow you to video chat with friends and family while playing games together, like trivia. If you have never taken the time to learn how to use your devices, now is a great opportunity! Plus, there are tons of fun games that make the learning process easier and more enjoyable. 

4.      Be Proactive with Your Mental Health

Anxiety and depression can develop when you do not prioritize your mental well-being. The steps you take today can prevent you from suffering from mental health illness later. Check-in with yourself regularly about how you feel and what’s bothering you. Schedule in time for self-care each day. Stay connected to loved ones. Practice mindfulness. When you are proactive with your mental health, you are better equipped to handle stressful times. 

5.      Spend Your Time Well

Could you spend the entire weekend watching the news and eating chips? Sure, but that would not leave you feeling very healthy or calm! Instead of spending your time on things that cause stress, spend it doing things that are positive. For example, reading books, decluttering, cleaning, laughing, and playing games. You have heard it before and it still rings true: this too shall pass. So, why not pass your time doing things that make you happy?art writing here...