How can you enhance your state of mind?

enhancing state of mind

In the current climate, a lot of people are going to be struggling with anxiety and their state of mind. Feelings of isolation and unchecked anxiety can arise due to information overload, panic over scarce resources, indefinite isolation, capsized plans, and the general uncertainty about the future. It’s the perfect cocktail for negative thoughts to spiral out of control, which is why it is important to take steps to try and stay in the right frame of mind during the pandemic.

With that being said, let’s take a look at some key pieces of advice and some activities to try during periods of stress or isolation. 

View this as a time to focus on you and your home

The first thing you need to do is try to reframe your way of thinking. This is especially the case for those who are in isolation at the moment. Instead of viewing this period as being “stuck inside,” you should see it as a time to focus on yourself and your home. You can refocus your attention on the internal, rather than being focused on the external. You will develop a more positive attitude if you commit to doing one productive thing every day. Set yourself on tasks you have avoided for a long period of time. This is a unique chance for you to do things you’ve been meaning to do for ages. You will feel much better afterwards.

Consider whether there is something else going on in your body

There are a lot of different reasons why people feel stressed, anxious, depressed, and low in general. This could be because you have something else going on in your body, such as a hormone imbalance. The best thing to do here would be to have a low testosterone diagnosis. From there, you may be able to have some sort of treatment to help you feel more balanced and in a place of zen again.

Organise your home

One of the best things you can do during this period is to organise your home. This is beneficial because a chaotic house can result in a chaotic mind. Keeping your home clean, predictable, and organised can make a massive difference. Set up mental zones for daily activities so that your day is more organised. For example, don’t eat your meals in bed or on the sofa. Eat them at the kitchen table. 

Repeat positive affirmations

Aside from the suggestions that we have mentioned so far, another way that you can improve your state of mind is by practising positive affirmations. This involves repeating phrases into the mirror on a daily basis that can make you feel good about yourself. For example, you can tell yourself you are amazing when looking in the mirror every morning. Yes, it may feel a little bit strange at first. However, once you repeat this again, again, and again every morning, you will start to believe it, and it is going to make you feel a lot better about yourself. 

Enjoy new activities

Rather than obsessing over the news and reading conspiracy theories online about the virus, why not dedicate your time to something new? You could start a new journal, for example. Or, why not set up a canvas and do some painting? From baking to arts and crafts; you’re bound to find something that appeals to you. It could be something as simple as connecting with a loved one on FaceTime or reading a book.

Stick with your normal routine as much as you can

It is important to try and have some structure. Although you can, you shouldn’t spend all morning in bed. Instead, you need to make sure your day has a routine. Try to wake up and go to bed at the same time. You should also shower, eat meals, and adapt your exercise routine. Don’t stay in your PJ’s all day long either! 

Final words on some of the different things that you can do to improve your state of mind during this difficult period of time

So there you have it: some of the steps to follow when it comes to getting into the right frame of mind and dealing with anxiety during this difficult period. We hope that the pieces of advice that have been provided above will help you to deal with anxiety and any other challenging emotions and feelings that you experience during the lockdown period.