All you need are two pieces of paper, something to write with, and a timer:
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By consciously shifting from anxiety to gratitude, you’re reminding your brain who’s in charge.
You decide what thoughts to focus on, even when the news reports and panicked interactions with your peers would normally cause your mind to spiral.
With the threat of the new virus, we all feel anxiety, distracted and overwhelmed to a certain degree.
It’s exhausting to live this way, especially when we don’t know when things will get better.
Brain dumping is an exercise where we comprehensively express and record our thoughts, ideas, or commitments from our heads onto a paper or a calendar.
It could be taking a walk outside, petting your dog, meditating, baking, drawing, organizing your closet, listening to a podcast or anything else you enjoy that alleviates stress.
You can make a list of such activities when you’re feeling pretty good, so that when you feel burnt out — which happens to everyone — you don’t have to then think of self-care activities.
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