9 Mental-Health Experts on the Strategies They Use to Get Over Bad Moods
Take for example the time we spend on our phones daily.
Challenge yourself to make a small switch that will help feed your desire for connection: instead of spending time scrolling through social media, call a friend - a substitute that satisfies your curiosity and give you a sense of belonging.
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Anxiety is a common emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. If left untreated, anxiety can be crippling. It can lead to lightheadedness, nausea, headaches, stomach pains, panic attacks and more.
Therapy, medication or a combination of the two are vital if anxiety is inhibiting your daily life. And for a quick fix, experts say relaxation techniques like mantras can help.
Once you resolve much of your shame, and once you’ve created situations to provide greater emotional benefits from doing the desired behavior than not doing it, you start to experience discipline without willpower.
You wake up early because it feels good to wake up early. You eat healthy because you feel good about not eating junk and having the right diet. The pain is still there, but you work with the pain rather than against it. You pursue it rather than run from it.
While trying to survive a pandemic, you should pay extra attention to your feelings. Having to stay isolated at home, for many weeks, can have an extremely harmful effect and lead to depression. An...
When in quarantine, make sure to develop a routine and stick to it. This will enable you not only to get things done and meet your deadlines but also to survive this period of isolation way easier: having a purpose and a schedule will always be better than just wasting time and ending up feeling useless because nothing is ever done.
As we are all self-isolated at present, we might as well take this opportunity to try and work on our relationships.
This could actually be the most appropriate moment to build meaningful relationships or reconnect with old friends. What is more, we can even take advantage of the current situation and try to solve conflicts with our partners or kids, if there is anything to be solved.