COVID19, or coronavirus, while causing serious physical health challenges to many, self-isolation is causing mental health challenges to even more. For many, modern living brings considerable stress, with work, family, money and more all bringing mental health issues through anxiety and in cases fear.
Coronavirus, along with self-isolation, has leveled that stress up even higher though.
With fear not only of contracting the COVID19 virus itself, but of whether friends and loved ones will be OK, when they will meet them next, what will happen with their work or business. And for those who lost their jobs, how long it will be till they can get another job. Or in certain cases whether they’ll actually be able to get another job.
This is the most stressful situation that many have ever experienced, when it will end, how it will end, is all completely unknown. Being isolated at this time, unable to talk things through, or just enjoy that distraction of spending time with friends, edges stress higher for many.
Clearing Stress And Coaching Yourself Through COVID19 Is About Having Mental Health Enhancing Techniques And Tips Which Work
So having some solid mental health tips, so that your mental health can be managed, without going crazy, is worth taking a few minutes to digest.
These are some mental health tips from my online coaching practice that can really help you come through successfully.
Overcoming COVID19 Isolation Tip 1: Focus On What You Can Do, Not What You Cannot
What undoes most people is focusing on what they haven’t got, or have lost. It triggers a negative spiral, which leads into ever worse anxiety and depression, deepening that mental health challenge.
This is where mindful practice really is beneficial.
Being mindful of your thoughts, consciously pivoting and choosing to find positives, focusing on what is good, will reduce mental health challenges from self-isolation in a big way.
Enabling you to stride into a state of self-assurance which has you feeling good about yourself, and your life.
By focusing on your ability to enjoy calm relaxation, taking time to heal, away from the stress of work is good. For most, constant stress from work gets debilitating. This time when you’re essentially forced into staying home is a perfect time for getting into personal development that can empower you through life in greater ways.
Taking time for meditation especially is good. It is calming, and by building up a practice now, you can develop a practice which empowers you ever more for the rest of your life.
Overcoming COVID19 Isolation Tip 2: Meditate With A Notebook On Post Isolation Fun
Meditation is great, it is calming and helps you build your mental strength in a beautiful way.
Meditating with a notebook, allowing your mind free flow of what you’ll do post COVID19 opens up realms for positive visualization that will strengthen your resilience for getting through current mental health challenges.
This type of activity gives you thing that you can really look forward to.
Thus increasing your positivity.
Just flow with pen onto paper all the great things you are looking forward to doing. Places, activities, people, everything.
Hold off from putting dates in, though do add what day and time things are. Whether it’s a Saturday, Thursday evening, Sunday morning, or whatever. Describe in detail what you’re enjoying doing. Build it out.
Visualization is an incredibly powerful thing, it has helped me through some of the toughest times in my life. What’s more, the more you go through these visualizations, the more positivity you fill your mind with about the future, the more you actually draw positive events to you. Simply speaking it puts the law of attraction into action in your favor, which right now, as always, has to be good.
Overcoming COVID19 Isolation Tip 3: Do Virtual Hangouts With Friends And Family
Living in Japan had me getting comfortable with online communications and video meetings years ago.
With lock downs and self-isolation in place getting out and seeing friends and family is impossible for many. However, you can still stay in and enjoy time with your loved ones via video call.
With incredible services like Zoom Cloud Meetings, Skype and Messenger you can easily link up with friends, or even groups of friends, and hangout.
You are only isolated if you choose to be isolated.
Technology has enabled us to reach around the world and back with minimal time lag for years. When I video call friends and family half way around the world it is like they’re practically there in the room with me. Removing feelings of isolation, along with those mental health challenges that self-isolation brings.
I remember as a kid calling family on the other side of the world, and the massive time lag involved. We are in a seriously empowered time technology wise. Something which has allowed me opportunity to coach people internationally without getting on a plane. Online coaching means my clients can chat with me in their living rooms. That same technology means that even in isolation you can have your friends and family with you.
Get Professional Online Coaching Help If You Are Seriously Struggling
These things are all great for helping you overcome mental health challenges from self-isolation.
There are times when stronger help is good. There is never any need for struggling on alone, especially with technology as it is now. Support exists in so many places, much of it online, though there are also hotlines for depression, anxiety and many other things.
Mental health need never be faced alone, regardless of it’s cause.
When things are getting darker than you can face, reach out.
There are people ready to help you, who truly wish to help you. If you can get your mind into positive space, then keep it there using those tips for overcoming mental health challenges listed above, that’s great.
Never allow yourself to feel overwhelmed though. When things start getting too much, reach out and get help.
Call someone, if not a friend then a professional. Allow yourself to have benefit from help. If you’re concerned about what others think, just let that thought go. Things like online coaching benefit you with anonymity for a start, many hotlines do too.
Getting help for mental health challenges never makes you a lesser person, it makes you a more enlightened person. Seeking help and then using it means you are accepting that spreading the load has you cross challenges with greater ease, which is very positive.
Whatever your state of mental health, however COVID19 has touched your life, I wish you every success in coming through healthy, and in better state psychologically than you were before. Just remember, if you feel yourself needing help, whether its online coaching, help with meditation, someone to talk to and just let go, reach out and get that help. And if I can help you, then I would be happy to.