Some people are naturally well balanced. Others have to work at our sanity – and even more so during times of crisis, uncertainty, and self-isolation.
Here are some tips from the support teams at Atlas Security on how to hold onto your emotional and mental wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Ground yourself every morning
Before starting your day and definitely before switching on screens turning on the news, spend some time grounding yourself- step into your inner world and connect to your truth and to your feelings. You can do this simply by sitting still and tuning in to your breath, by listening to a guided meditation, or by taking a mindful walk in your yard or some gentle exercise.
Try limiting access to the news
Put some healthy, self-loving boundaries around TV, radio and online news. It’s good to stay informed during times of crisis but we can limit our news consumption to once a day or twice at most. If you end up watching, listening to or reading the same news bulletin twice or flipping compulsively from one news site to the next, call time and turn your attention to something else.
Exercise helps us to get out of our heads and to connect to our bodies and nature is a great soothing agent. Can you commit to at least 30-minutes of exercise every day? If you can’t get outdoors, tune in to an online class.
Try our lockdown workout you can do at home-
Practice acts of kindness & service
Make a call every day to someone in need. It’s important that we look out for our single friends or for people of any age who live alone. Social isolation can take its toll on our mental health. So phone a friend every day or someone who lives alone and check they’re doing OK.
Keep in touch with friends and family
Technology has made it so easy for us to stay in touch with friends and family. Use this opportunity to make use of this technology. WhatsApp Video call is a great tool. Some other apps you can use for video conferencing are:
- Google Hangouts
We hope the above will at least guide you into a direction of stable mental health and provide you with some insight as to how to stay sane during these bizarre times.