It has been a long year for all of us as we had to make changes to our lifestyle in order to embrace the COVID-19 pandemic. And while most of us who are now fully vaccinated, life is slowly returning back to normalcy but that should not give us the chance to be complacent or let our guards down.
At the same time, it is only natural that we have become mentally exhausted as we are constantly staying alert due to the disruption and uncertainty as well as taking necessary safety measures to protect ourselves from the virus.
That said, we should also take care of our minds as we are constantly dealing with stress and anxiety due to the virus. One of the best approaches to help us to manage our mental health is through mindfulness.
Here are some practical tools and techniques to help you stay calm as we live in this pandemic.
Healthy Brain Breaks
When you’re nearing your tipping point, do give your brain a break as it helps to deactivate acute stress (fight or flight response). Even with short moments of reprieve, they are beneficial as they help to reset and enable us to find the middle ground between feeling overwhelmed and denial. It is in this place that we will be able to make better choices to support ourselves and those around us.