4 Ways To Lift Your Mood During The Lockdown
Being stuck at home can get us down but these simple ways can lift your mood.
These are difficult and uncertain times. The global pandemic has pushed us all indoors leaving us feeling imprisoned at home. We no longer have the energy to be productive and creative, and instead just watch days pass by without knowing what day or time it is.
And that is OK. Feeling anxious or stressed at a time when the world is changing is understandable. Staying positive can also feel like a struggle. But having said that taking care of our mental health is also important. Making little changes in our daily routine can help us lift our moods and take on each day with a little bit of positivity even in these difficult times.
So, if you are also struggling to find the light at the end of the tunnel just like us, then follow these four simple ways to lift your during the lockdown:
- Do what makes you happy – Think of all the things that you used to do the post-pandemic life that made you happy and try to do those things again. These could be as simple as getting up early and watching the sunrise or playing board games with the family.
- Pamper yourself with some TLC – Little things matter and so treating yourself with some tender, love and care can help lift your mood. You could start the day by making yourself a good hot cup of tea and instead of biscuits, treat yourself with pancakes.
- Be grateful for what you have – It becomes difficult to count our blessings when everything around us feels like it is falling apart but doing this really helps our wellbeing. And we are not saying to just be grateful for materialistic things, but if you could get out of bed today and could just breathe, that is enough to be grateful for.
- Time your social media – Yes, when everyone is basically asking you to be on social media to pass time at home during the pandemic, we are asking you to do the opposite and the answer is simple. Always being online also makes you vulnerable to the COVID-19 news because it is everywhere and this could make you feel overwhelmed. So, time your social media and news consumption every day, perhaps limit it to just 20mins per day.
Remember, we are all in this together. You are not alone.