Keeping Mental Health A Priority During Coronavirus: Part Five

5. Shift your mental space:

Use principles of mindfulness to shift your mental stance from frustration about the situation to curiosity. Keep a journal (written, sketches, or video) of your experience during this time– what you did and how you felt day by day. Take a new perspective on daily tasks and look for the joy in spending time preparing something, however simple, for others or yourself. Take time to appreciate your home and those around you; make a list of things that you are grateful for every day. There are also lots of free apps you can use to guide you through breathing techniques and meditation that can help ease your anxiety and clear your mind of anxious thoughts.

Headspace: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

Calm: www.calm.com

Gratitude Journal: https://gratitude.plus

IMood Journal: https://www.imoodjournal.com