The rapid spread of COVID-19 has left many of us feeling helpless. But instead of focusing on what we cannot control (which will just lead to anger, sadness and frustration), we need to focus on the things we can control, as this will lead to improved mood, motivation and the ability to take action.
These are unprecedented times for everyone. No one knows what is going to happen tomorrow, next week or next month. But the more we worry about what “might happen” the more stressful this whole situation will be.
So, let’s all rally together and put our time and energy on the things we have control over during this pandemic:
We have control over how we're fuelling our bodies when it comes to food + liquids! Focusing on proper nutrition has several benefits: improved mood, more energy, better body composition, increased performance - the list goes on! Taking care of ourselves should be our top priority! Plus, we all have a bit more time to prepare our meals at home, so why not give it a shot!
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Move your body daily. Exercising is one of the best mental health strategies that exists! Plus, if you’re someone who was active regularly before this pandemic, this should be a no-brainer!
We must accept that this is the "new norm." The sooner we do that the sooner we move forward! Stress and anxiety are on the rise, and rightfully so!
Now more than ever we need to start picking up the phone and calling loved ones!
5. Develop a new routine
Create and stick with a new routine at home! People need structure and things to anticipate
Are you doing all of the above things and still not feeling like yourself? Ask for help!
It's perfectly normal to feel distressed during these difficult times, and talking to someone about it can be helpful. In addition to speaking with loved ones, don't hesitate to seek professional mental health support. Consider having a remote appointment with a mental health professional via telehealth.
Taking care of yourself mentally will help enhance your immune system, which is something we all need now more than ever to fight this damn virus!
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