Hi guys! I thought this post may be helpful for some of you that may be feeling overwhelmed or anxious right now. I totally understand where you’re coming from, so I wanted to share some things that may help put you in a better overall headspace. Feel free to share anything else you’ve found helpful in the comments!
- Realize what you can control and focus on that. I know, I know easier said than done. But this goes for anything, not just what’s happening right now with this pandemic. It’s human nature to feel worried, but at the end of the day what does that really solve? It doesn’t do anything to focus on the what ifs, or the worst can scenario. It’s honestly a waste of time and energy, and will just leave you feeling worse. Instead, focus on what you can do to help. Social distancing when possible and hand washing. Those are things in your control! Focus on doing your part in that way.
- Redirect that energy into something positive. Instead of using that time worrying, focus on something that you know will make you feel better. Read a book you’ve been putting off, listen to a podcast, find a home project, workout, etc! There are so many things that can be a more productive use of your time and will put you in a better mood
- Meditate. Meditating is so helpful in times of stress and overhwhelm. And since we’re all spending a lot of time at home, there is no reason now why you can’t find time! Even just two minutes in the morning can help start your day off on a better foot. I personally love using the Headspace app.
- CBD. Y’all know that I’ve been taking CBD since December and it has been so helpful in moments of anxiety or stress. If you’ve never tried it, now would be a great time to add it to your routine. It’s another great way to support a local or small business since you can purchase online! (I use Equilibria, and you can use code “claireguentz” for 15% off FYI! Details saved under my CBD + Vitamin highlight).
- Acknowledge what you’re grateful for. This is something Stephen and I do on a daily basis (regardless of what is going on) and it honestly is such a good way to start the day. It helps put things into perspective even when you feel like things are going sh*tty or just aren’t going your way. There are always things to be grateful for.
- Get some fresh air. Yes, I know we are supposed to be distancing ourselves from others, but you can still take walks outside! With spending so much more time at home, it’s important to not feel so cooped up and get stir crazy. Take a little walk each day to get some fresh air–that always makes me feel better when I just take a second to breathe!
Just remember, that this too shall pass. I know it’s overwhelming and uncertain, but nothing lasts forever. Again, you ARE in control of how you choose to respond. You can either focus on panic, fear, and worry, or put your energy elsewhere. That choice is yours!! Try some of the tips above and see if they help 🙂 xxC