It’s no secret that life looks a little different as of late. While many of us are hunkered down at home and adjusting to a new normal, a range of emotions are being experienced.
Along with these challenges comes an opportunity for us to slow down and check in with ourselves. Now more than ever, it’s important to assess how we’re feeling and decide what we can do to enhance our wellbeing.
Here are a few ways to find balance when faced with adversity.
Minimize Information Overload
The around-the-clock news cycle can feel a little pervasive. While staying informed is a good thing, too much negative information can take a toll on your psyche and leave you feeling overwhelmed. Therefore, be mindful of the amount of information you take in. Consider putting a daily limit on the amount of time you spend watching the news, perusing the web, or scrolling through social media. In fact, make it a habit to put away all technology at one point in your day to recalibrate.
Your Body is Your Temple
Your mind and body are more connected than you may think. When you prioritize your physical health, you’re also bettering your mental state. Make it a habit to integrate physical activity into your daily routine and be sure to practice something you love! Whether you’re a yogi, Zumba-lover, or appreciate a good sprint on the treadmill, integrate your workout into your days to elevate your mood. On top of exercise, make sure you’re eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and taking time to breathe.
Make Time To Unwind
One of the best forms of self care is to practice doing things you love. Now is a great time to get into a hobby, practice DIY, or pick up an old interest. Begin your mornings journaling, learn a new dance, or pick up a paintbrush! However you choose to spend your time, remember to not put too much pressure on this task and to simply enjoy it. You don’t have to be Picasso or Hemingway. You just have to love what you’re doing to succeed.
Connect with Friends
Human connection may be the greatest joy there is. If you’re feeling a lack of it lately due to social distancing, remember there are many ways to maintain meaningful relationships at this time. There is a wealth of video apps out there as well as fun activities to enjoy while on them. The next time you’re feeling a little down, don’t underestimate the power of a good chat.
Emotional and mental wellness is key during times of adversity. See below for a comprehensive guide from Lincoln on how to stay healthy and happy.
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