Social Distancing and Quarantine Jail… the reality

The reality is that we have been social distancing and, in some cases quarantining for a more extended amount of time than we had all anticipated. This new experience has become exhausting for everyone. And if you’re like me, you’re over it! Now that doesn’t mean you live dangerously. It just means you’re ready to go back to whatever normal meant. I want to share 6 Tip For Better Emotional Health.

There is a lot of information on how to take care of our physical health, such as frequent hand washing, wearing masks, and social distancing. Still, there is limited information on caring for our mental health. Already, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our mental health, how we cope and what our days consist of. So how do we care for our emotional health during this time?

6 Tips for Better Emotional Health

1) Create and maintain a healthy daily routine

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COVID-19 has created drastic changes to our daily schedule.

For me, I have to complete my morning routine consistently. My morning routine consists of working out six days a week, including running at least 3-4x a week. Before that, I have to state five things I’m grateful for, of which 2-3 of them consist of gratitude from the previous day. This allows me to stay present in n gratitude.

2) Be aware of the amount of news you are watching/reading

You may want to stay up-to-date with what’s happening, but be careful because the news can unload a lot of negativity. It’s essential to protect your mind as well as your positive energy.

3) Set reasonable expectations of yourself. Be kind to yourself and your mind.

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I know you’ve heard this before, but Rome was not built in a day. Thus, don’t expect things to happen in a day. More importantly, stop comparing yourself to others. Your timing is your timing! More importantly, things will align and happen according to purpose when you walk according to purpose.

3) Write in a journal

Write out your feelings. Three is something about writing to express yourself without interrupting. Be careful. Protect your journal. However, don’t let that fear stop you from writing.

Also, be completely honest. Sometimes, I use my journal to write as if I’m talking about that person. Then I always end by journaling what I learned from the situation. Life isn’t perfect. It’s more about understanding why we were born, living according to purpose, and learning from experiences and mistakes. We grow by doing so, and we begin to stop letting fear control our destination.

4) Stay connected to family and friends

Interaction with people, especially those important to you, is vital during these unseen times. The best way to stay healthy in mind is to spend time with those that matter. Maybe during COVID-19, it isn’t possible to physically touch them. However, do video calls vs. regular calls. There’s a closer connection to seeing a loved one’s face vs. just hearing their voice. You also want to feel their love and positive energy. It’s infectious. If you don’t have any family near you, remember the best type of family are the ones we build a relationship with; it’s not always our blood family.

6) Get support and breathe

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. I know it’s tough dealing with perceptions, but remember, their lack of understanding is their problem, not yours. I also use a breathing app when I’m stressed. I call it my Whoo/Saw app. It’s a Breathing app you can find on an Apple Watch called Mindfulness. By controlling your breathing, you can control your mood! After I complete my Whoo-Saw breathing, I seem to feel like I have the answers I need and can conquer the world! Trust me, it works! You can also set it up to remind you to breathe throughout the day. I’m still working on that part. Remember, life isn’t about perfection but growth.

I dare you to grow into the person you’re supposed to grow in. What do you think about that?

RESOURCES

  • Check out my template to help you with your morning routine and weekly planner. Download your free digital morning routine template HERE.
  • Go to my resource page to help you or others who may need a little help. There is nothing wrong with not being ok. Just make sure you don’t wait too long to get support or allow someone to suffer too long in silence. Get help HERE.

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