Focus On 1 Thing You Can Be Grateful For During This Time Of Crisis

What’s the ONE THING you can be grateful for beside the most obvious that your family is safe and healthy which is a HUGE BLESSING right now.

Also, we are VERY GRATEFUL to our front liners, DOCTORS, NURSES, FIRST RESPONDERS, MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, GROCERY CLERKS, DELIVERY WORKERS, FOOD BANKS, VOLUNTEERS, PEOPLE who keep our lights on, our phones working, our streets clean, our animals healthy, etc.

Focus on something that you can be grateful for during this time of crises that is specific to you, this will help you maintain your inner-strength and power during a time where most of us feel powerless.

Your mental health is very important right now, being at home can cause you to focus on all the things that are going wrong right now especially with all the negative/sad messages that are everywhere. Also, the things that are not right in your own life whether that’s a lack of resources, a lack of food, managing your children, getting into disagreements with whoever you live with.

Take control of how much news you watch, the number of negative topics you’re talking about and the amount of negative problems you focus on. If you can’t think of solutions to your problems right now that doesn’t mean that the answers won’t ever come. Shift your focus on the ONE THING you can be GRATEFUL for to help your mind calm.

REMEMBER THINGS WILL GET BETTER BUT WE WON’T FORGET

TRY THESE THINGS WHILE AT HOME:

  • Write in your journal all the things you are grateful for.
  • Read a book on a subject you are interested in.
  • Learn something new by taking an online class or watching YouTube videos.
  • Call someone you trust and share your feelings.
  • Do tasks that you’ve been putting off because you didn’t have time to do them before.
  • Exercise by watching dance workout videos because dancing is fun and can lift your spirits.
  • Write a letter to your future self about all the things you will accomplish regardless of what’s going on in the world. Then hide the letters in a place that you barely go to and someday in the future you will find it.
  • Stop dreaming and start doing something whatever you can do to move whatever been on your mind forward. First, write it in your journal putting words on paper helps to solidify your desires/wants/dreams. This crisis will be over at some point and do you want to go back to your old life or have you been wanting something new.
  • Check on a friend/family member that you haven’t talk in a while.
  • Find reasons to smile/laugh as much as possible. For example, have a dance-off party with your kids. Watch some comedies or your favorite comedian, talk about fun times with others.
  • Make some creative new dishes or learn how to make food from other countries.
  • Eat healthier to improve your immune system because right now it’s easy to reach for sugar due to boredom and uncertainty. Feeding your emotions with food is comforting only for a small period of time.
  • Read/create stories for your children because everyone has to get through this together.

If you are going through financial hardships, have children that won’t listen, experiencing relationship problems or feeling guilty, work on changing your energy first that will change the energy of those around you.

If you need answers don’t focus on the problem focus on the solution and work on changing the way you think about the situation. “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” Albert Einstein

My hopes are that you and your family are well. But, remember everything in life is about choices, and right now your choices can not only affect those in your household but everyone you come in contact with so CHOOSE WISELY.

STAY SAFE AND MUCH LOVE!!

DAHMENAH

Dahmenah

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