“How do I change my life?” If you’re asking this question, remember that the one constant thing in our life is change. The more we resist it, the tougher our life becomes. Instead of avoiding it, ask how you can change your life to work with the changes happening around you.
Wouldn’t it be great if negative thoughts came with warning signs reading, “It’s only a negative thought, you don’t have to believe it if you don’t want to?” Unfortunately, negatives don’t come like that. They come disguised as real problems, quietly slipping in when we’re not paying attention. If we’re not aware of the fact that our mind is the great trickster forever conjuring up negative thoughts, then we buy into every single destructive thought that occurs to us.
There’s a lot of advice being offered right now about how to keep yourself physically healthy during the coronavirus pandemic such as washing your hands, and practicing social distancing.
But managing mental health during this time is just as vital to your overall well-being. So while it is happening, take steps to address your psychological well-being as well.
If watching the recent news unfold has left you lying awake at night, you’re not alone. On average, more than three quarters of adults have experienced stress symptoms such as headaches and sleep disruption, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).
Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. It includes how you feel about yourself and how you adjust to life events. Your mental health influences how you think, feel and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships.