In all honesty, this pandemic is making the world a huge oyster bubble to live in, leaving a lot of us with shells that are hard to crack. Managing; is the keyword to unlocking the safe, I do this by breaking down daily tasks and making them a lot less stressful. Bare in mind I’m in no way a professional, these are just daily routines I personally found challenging during the pandemic/lockdown, researched methods, then practised, recently found successful, now sharing with you.
Before sharing any wisdom I picked up during this period, I need to stress that every juice provided here will require a strong level headed mindset to get through this, every task will require you to adjust your mindset, and acknowledge that most non-tangible fears start in your HEAD and will end there, so basically, you have nothing to fear panda.
Adjust your mindset from ‘I am stuck in the house, to now I can focus on my home and myself”
I know everything feels dismal right now, like nothing in the world is making sense, topping off the cake with a gallop of cream called lockdown. Changing your indoor lifestyle can make things easier, you can adopt an exercise regime with stimulates the mind and allows for some outdoors. Focus your energy on repacking the cupboards, labelling jars, get rid of old, unwanted items in the pantry. If you’re not into organizing, I know the negative thoughts are creeping in right now, you can just find an alternative.
Maintain your normal routine
Maintain some semblance of structure from the pre-quarantine days. Having children might make it easier to maintain that routine, however, working from home could lead to a more lethargic lifestyle. Wake up and go to bed around the same time, get out of your pj’s as you normally would. Not only will sticking to a routine keep you active, and less likely to spiral and panic, it will be easier to adjust when it’s time to get back to work.
Keep Corona coverage to a minimum
Things came into perspective when I reduced my social media intake, for a week I managed to cut myself off from all social media platforms. It was literally social media quarantine, allowing me more free time, allowing me to shift the focus on learning new skills, giving me time to research points that helped me focus on positive goals. Focusing less on the pandemic, its new numbers, new cases really put my mind at ease, causing less panic and less anxiety.
Start a new quarantine ritual
With this newfound time, do something special for yourself. Start a journal to jot down your thoughts and feelings to reflect on later. Take a walk/jog after your daily duties, anything that you can look forward to each day. Just start doing something special for yourself.
Seek professional help
Don’t be afraid to seek professional help when things get too much to handle. A lot of professionals are now offering telehealth options, so help is just a phone call away.