Being at home 24-7 due to the current quarantine or shelter-at-home orders is a completely new experience for many of us. Most of us have active lives out in the community and are not used to working from home or sharing space with family members around the clock. Just the feeling of being trapped inside four walls all day can be stressful. In addition, everyone is feeling a lot of stress and anxiety with a global pandemic and significant economic changes looming outside those four walls. This is a time of unprecedented stress to say the least.
Instead of adding fuel to the fire and dwelling in negativity, Well Wisdom may help you with a few tips for keeping yourself socially connected, mentally well and physically healthy during this adjustment to your new surroundings.
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During challenging times it can be difficult to remain positive and mentally tough. Even when the world is functioning more “normally” most of us experience stress and have negative thoughts. It’s normal to have negative thoughts, but when negative thoughts turn into negative thinking patterns your mental health can suffer. Negative thinking patterns, also known as cognitive distortions, can lead to or worsen anxiety and depression. The good news is, there are steps you can take to combat cognitive distortions.
The visual below from University of St. Augustine for Health Services looks at common thinking patterns and offers tips for how you can retrain your brain to think differently.
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The world is still fighting against COVID-19 and while certain countries have lifted the strict measures that were in place to help flatten the curve, others are still imposing lockdown on their citizens seeing as how the pandemic is still not slowing down in their area. In case you live in a place where the quarantine is not over, you need to be aware of the fact that you have to work on your mental and physical wellbeing in order to come out of this whole situation healthy. Here are some steps you can take.
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Do you know that stress and anxieties can overburden your mind with incessant worries? However, do you know that being mindful could somehow help you decrease your mental health disabilities?
Yes, that’s right.
A strong mindfulness exercise can make a big change when it comes to modifying some of this stress. Mindfulness is all about feeling and seizing the present moment. You can be more aware of your responses and actions when you’re conscious of your thoughts especially in a workstation, where pressures can run in height.
Enable us to observe and distinguish ourselves and the world in a premeditated and indulgent way, being mindful will help us gain greater self-knowledge and awareness.
Therefore, zenfulspirit will provide you with the best information that will help you understand the strategies to achieve the state of mindfulness.
Here Are the 9 key tactics for mindfulness that will surely benefit you:
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As physical distancing measures continue, more people are turning to meditation: a practice that has been used by many different cultures and in many different ways, but always to quiet the mind and make us less reactive.
In recent years, research on meditation has shown that it may improve immune response, and also decrease stress and depression.
With everything that is happening in the world today, with everything that is out of our control, could meditation be the key to surviving quarantine?
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