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I wanted to share some content that could be helpful to anyone during this time. A lot of people understandably are anxious and frightened.
There has been a lot of information to process both in the news and on social media, at times it has been so overwhelming for us all I think.
Although there isn’t much you can do directly, you can abide by your governments regulations and follow all guidelines for all symptoms. There are some practises you can do to help combat and relieve some of the stress you might be experiencing.
I am going to share 7 ways you can try and make yourself feel calmer and more relaxed:
1. Limit your amount of the news and social media
The news and media are constantly overwhelming us with information about we should and shouldn’t be doing as well as so many statistics. Limiting how much news you watch can help you feel more in control of your feelings and can allow you to digest everything that is happening. On social media there is also a lot of fake news and scaremongering happening also, so try to avoid these posts as much as you can. Taking a social media detox during this time may help with your mental health.
2. Check your government website for all financial and other queries
If you are concerned about finances or schooling for example, head to your government website for the most up-to-date and correct information. It should also be able to tell you any financial help you could be entitled too.
3. Spend time with family or friends
If you are isolating with family or friends, then using this time to stay away from screens and spend time with loved ones. Maybe watch a film or play a board game for example. Some light hearted fun is very much needed in a time like this. If you are not isolating or in lockdown with them, technology is a wonderful thing, video chat or even Skype call with your loved ones and stay in touch.
4. Practise self care
It is important that during these next few weeks/ months that you are keeping yourself as healthy and safe as possible. Eating right, exercise or yoga at home and practising self-care, can all help to reduce stress and allow you to have times of relaxation and calmness.
5. Get creative
If you are not able to work from home or you have a lot of spare time on your hands, being creative is a great way to channel anxieties and can help you focus your mind. Things I like to do when being creative are: Engraving Art, Scrapbooking or Practising My Lettering. What do you like to do, to be creative?
These are just a few practises you can put in place to help you feel calmer and more relaxed during this time of uncertainty.
Remember where possible stay inside, keep to your countries guidelines and rules. Keep yourself and all your family safe and healthy.
Art by Kelly Ann says
Thank you for such an informative post. So many people are feeling anxious and stressed at the moment. I am a therapeutic art coach and I am always looking for ideas to share with my community. If you ever want to guest blog on my blog that would be awewsome
I would love to collaborate with you on your blog! That would be so much fun!
Art by Kelly Ann says
awesome here is my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s great after the Easter break I will drop you an email
I love your suggestions. I personally spend more time with my family. Usually it was just during dinner but now it’s during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I also suggest having a routine. Not necessarily a schedule but at least something to feel accomplished with everyday such as 30 minutes learning to play the guitar.