WE ARE RESILIENT AND WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!
What a surreal and crazy time we find ourselves in.
The majority of people I have spoken to from friends & family have all stated how scared and anxious they feel in this unpredictable time, and I think it’s safe to say that’s the same for the majority of the UK and the rest of the world.
Last week I woke up in the early hours of the morning in a anxious panic,I felt hot, clammy, lightheaded, I felt as though I couldn’t catch my breath, I knew this was down to fear of change, the uncertainty of the future, worry for mine and my families health, the worry if my business would survive, worry for our fabulous NHS. and the worry every time I had a sniffle or a sneeze if I had the virus and would then go on to infect the whole world (a tad extreme I know!)
All these factors just accumulated into me turning into one big anxious mess, as I managed to calm myself down I realised I had to make some changes to my thinking and behaviours otherwise I was actually going to make myself poorly by my negative thoughts, so here’s what I have found to help me calm my nerves, I hope some of these might help you feel a little better too!
1 - DELETING THE FACEBOOK APP FROM MY PHONE!
How easy is it to spend hours scrolling up and down Facebook…It’s very easy and also very addictive. Facebook is a great social media platform but it also can snowball into a hive of negativity and “false news” which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, scared and send our anxieties through the roof.
Deleting the app does not delete your entire Facebook, it just means the only way you can access your Facebook would be through your desktop system, which for me yes its still accessible but it’s not as easy to access, therefore I’m not looking at it every 15minutes.
This has made a massive difference already to how I’m feeling. Maybe give it a try and if you can’t live without it you can always re-download it.
2 - WATCHING LESS NEWS
Yes the news is very important especially to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world, however watching it constantly is just not good for the soul.
I watch the Prime minister Boris Johnson and his 5:00pm updates and thats it, too much news just sends me into a panic and makes my stomach turn to knots and we certainly don’t want that! Don’t get consumed by the media and the news try to keep it to a minimum.
3 - KEEPING IN-TOUCH WITH MY FRIENDS / FAMILY
Although there has been difficult times and I’m sure there will be more difficult times ahead, I do think there has already been so many positives, I feel closer then ever to my friends and family in times of crisis it shows how friends, families and communities pull together to make a bad situation a better one.
I’m absolutely loving the oldies working out how to Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp, I can imagine they will be down with this technology for the foreseeable future which is fab!
4 - KEEP AN ACTIVE MIND
We can’t control what is happening and we can’t change the fact that this is happening but what we can do is control our thoughts and outlooks towards it. Try not to start overthinking about things that might or might not happen.
Keep your mind active, take this time to read some books, start an online course, learn to cook, watch your favourite Netflix serious, rest, rejuvenate, learn a new skill, start an online business, learn to meditate (a good one for calming the mind)
Use this time wisely and don’t waste it sat around in constant worry and anxiety. Get your mind active on other areas and I think you will feel a big difference in how you feel.
Keep safe, stay indoors, don’t panic, and we will get through this! Sending you all my love and virtual hugs, K.O xoxo