How to Look After Your Own Wellbeing During Covid-19
The coronavirus disease is a pandemic that is stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety over a new disease can be overwhelming and leaves strong emotions for both adults and children.
Some of these emotions may lead to difficulty in sleeping or concreating, changes in sleep or eating patterns along with general fear over the economic and social climate of today’s ever-changing world.
One way to deal with this stress is to cope in a healthy way that will make you, your loved ones, and your community stronger. While everyone has their own way dealing with stress, it’s important to understand your emotional health.
Do you notice how your emotions rise during certain situations or around certain people?
What does your inner self-talk look like, is it negative or positive?
What about your past, does that influence the way you react?
By identifying these, you can better equip yourself with the skills to manage your emotions, connect with others and talk through your feelings.
Another way to help is to practice gratitude or positive affirmations. Start by writing out three things that make you feel calm or happy.
It could be something as simple as the smell of coffee or waking up next to a loved one. Keeping a journal and writing them down helps you remember the little moments of joy and it also serves as a reminder to look back upon.
Positive affirmations are statements that help challenge negative thoughts by reprogramming the subconscious mind to believe certain things about ourselves, the world, or our place within it.
By speaking these positive affirmations into existence, you are giving yourself the power to create a reality based off positive words and ideas. Ultimately, being mindful of your thoughts and feelings plays a key role in your emotional health.
The ability to understand these emotions can help you better understand yourself and the experiences within and around you.
What do you find helps you? Comment below or drop me an email!