The words on everyone’s lips at the moment is Coronavirus. And why wouldn’t it be? The entire world is practically on standstill and we have now been asked to stay at home, to save ourselves, save others and save the NHS from the strain that has been put on them already.
These are likely the most testing times for us, and many other generations will ever experience, so now it is as important as ever to ensure that your mental health is in a strong and healthy condition.
What is needed at this time is for you to feel an element of control at a time when your freedom and (somewhat) choice has been taken away. And I want to explain how you can get this from the comfort of your home.
I watched Kati Morton’s recent video and it gave me the idea to talk a bit more about staying in control and quelling your anxiety.
Now it’s a given that we must quell our anxiety, but I want to address how you can use this time to feel more in control of your life.
You’re probably going around and around, looking at the news, speaking to others about what they’re doing or not doing, and the latest reports are sapping up your thoughts, feelings and time.
You can move forward
This will probably take up a lot of the time that you feel that you are wasting sitting at home, but let’s take a look at what you can actually get done.
I had to leave Whatsapp groups where everyone was just sharing what they had heard about or the next steps for the British Government. It’s great to be updated but it shouldn’t overwhelm you or be the be-all and end-all of your day-to-day.
So, really think about this – what had you been putting off doing because you either didn’t have time before or were simply neglecting it.
What is painting that bathroom? Or getting fitter? This is a great time to take advantage of what you can achieve. Many of you can come out of this stronger, fresher and be on a much more promising road to growth and development. Put yourself in the best position for when the virus outbreak is under control.
Stay at Home
The number one thing to remember is to stay safe and stay at home.
But also, stay in control of your life and I’ll see you on the other side.