Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Look at the brighter side: My tips for positivity

With the pandemic getting longer in the Philippines sometimes I get sad and anxious. I feel I am not the only one who experience this and maybe others feel worse specially those who lost their jobs or business.

Here are some of my advices. I think this is applicable not only during pandemic.

🌻 Focus on the love from God and people who loves you and not on the wrong accusations or bullying. Pray and release your stresses to God. 

πŸ’– Avoid looking at social media accounts that main intention is to show off riches to avoid comparison in your current state. I do understand that people work hard to be richer but if their current post is not reality plus if the intention is to get people envious and not to inspire people to work smarter and harder then avoid those accounts. 

πŸ“ Do more journaling. If no one is available to talk to, write your feelings on a paper or type them using your laptop.

🎨 Create. Even drawing and coloring in a sketch pad will do. I love doing DIYs because it is like a de-stressor. You can also mend clothes that  have little tears or repair a broken table. Or do some chores. Sometimes I find sweeping the floor relaxing. It is like dusting off the negativities in the house.

🌹Display more inspiring quotes on the wall of your room or desk. This helps you to get reminded to look in the positive things. 

πŸ“– Read more inspiring books. It is as if a person is counseling you. Highlight words that made an impact to you or place a bookmark so you can go back to those pages. 

🎢 Listen to inspiring music. I read in an article that music lessens stress by 15%,

πŸ“Ί Avoid watching shows or movies with violence. Sometimes the scenes get into our subconscious. I don't watch horror films because it gets into my dream.

πŸ‘¦πŸ‘΅Talk with loved ones. Have a fun time with them. Even 1-2 minutes of light moments and simple chats. Eat with them if you have time. Have a confidante.

🎯 Schedule your day. Even freelancers and work from home employees should take care of themselves. Set alarms like time to eat, time to sleep, exercise a little bit. To avoid eyestrain exercise your eyes every 20 minutes. 

🍎 Eat healthy. Eat more vegetables. I read in an article that vegetables and fruits help decrease stress and detoxifies the body.

🍸Drink plenty of water so you won't get dehydrated or have urinary tract infection.

😊 Have enough sleep so your body can repair tissues and you will be more energized for the next day. 

πŸ‘ Have time for yourself. Do some pampering. I consider it 'me time' even a short time of clipping and cleaning my nails. 

🌸 Walk around the house or look at the sky (just like the picture I took and uploaded in this article) Breathe fresh air. Do some exercise for better blood circulation.

πŸ€ Do something new. Do some plant or cat photography using your phone. Plant vegetables or take care of ornamental plants. For me the thought of keeping a plant alive which is also a living things makes me happy. It is like your a creator and manager. Ahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

πŸŽ₯ Learn new things. Attend free webinars or youtube tutorials like cooking, DIY, etc.

πŸ’» Avoid long screen time specially when sleeping time is about to come because short wave radiation in phones and computers prevent us to sleep immediately.

πŸ’ Install apps that give daily inspiring quotes or help mental health.

πŸ‘§ You may consider going to a mental health professional, psychiatrist or psychologist and maybe you also need medications to cure brain chemical imbalances.

I hope I was able to help you in some ways.

Lets connect. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•


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