3 ways to keep calm During these difficult times
During the current state of social distancing with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, times can get stressful. Being strongly encouraged to stay inside may feel limiting or possibly stress-inducing. Although social distancing will benefit us in the future.
As a photographer and traveler, believe me, I know the struggle!...
But 3 important things that are keeping me positive and are helping to overcome this moment are:
1 Exercise has been found to be a great way to relieve stress. Exercise increases the release of endorphins, which are directly linked to improving mood and overall sense of well-being and it helps reduce the number of stress hormones that can build up when we are stressed
2 Write, Writing is an activity that can reduce stress and negative emotions that can also be done at home. Expressive writing, or more commonly known as writing about your emotions, has supported stress relief, Writing, even without expressing emotion, could be a way to just pass time, for example, writing a short story. Another writing activity could be writing notes or letters. Especially during this time, it is important to remember that although we need to be physically distant from others,
we can still be emotionally connected to others.
3 Meditation is a great way to calm nerves and increase overall well-being. Along with writing exercises, meditation is a great way to be present in your thoughts. It can also benefit an individual to take a moment to reflect on the things in which to be thankful. Similarly, Mindfulness with Metta (loving-kindness meditation) has shown to be useful in increasing mindfulness, self-compassion, and resilience, three resources especially important when we face uncontrollable stressors.
Keep Calm and wash your hands!
We all be back soon 💪