Do you feel that?
That light thumping on the right side of your forehead.
You’re not sure what, but something is telling you to step away. Step away from the rigid to-do list you’ve created, step outside and breathe before that one thing you are trying to avoid hits:
You feel the thumping in your forehead escalating and you know what you hear is true.
Not that you’re in any visual danger, but you sense a break is just what you need.
But, you’re afraid.
You’re afraid if you don’t complete your current task your grand ideas will escape.
So, you pound your keyboard, ignore the voice, until that light thump turns into an intensive storm you cannot control.
Here’s what you can do
If you are a rising entrepreneur or a business guru, you are aware that owning a business is a wonderful experience. It gives you the opportunity to network with new people, learn more about your special craft, and yourself.
Unfortunately, because of the coronavirus, instead of networking, you are encouraged to stay home, deal with blabbering children– if any and practice social distancing.
However, we want you to take a look at the bright side. Consider this outbreak as a time to reset, relax, and regroup your business. Therefore, when the economy is back up and running you will be too!
Don’t believe us? We have teamed up with Lanota Fludd, an Atlanta licensed professional counselor, who has five ways to “woosah” and eliminate stress when you’re stuck at home:
Limit Your News Time
If you watch the news 24 hours a day, your interest in what’s taking place in this world could turn from being informed to being consumed. To prevent this from happening, it’s best to watch the news 30 minutes a day.
Since many are under stress in a way they’ve never experienced before because of COVID19, exercise is a good thing. It helps relieve stress and releases endorphins.
The importance of rest is crucial. It allows the body and mind to recharge. Health researchers recommend standard rest time between 7 to 8 hours per night.
Scheduling is Key
Creating a schedule is really important. Now that many people are teleworking, it isn’t necessary to get up at 6:30 or seven in the morning to prepare for the day. However, if you are intentional about things like getting up in the morning, getting dressed, having lunch at a certain time, planning time for your family, you’ll be surprised at how much you will fulfill outside of work. It creates a sense of normality and decreases anxiety.
It’s vital to check-in with people who live alone and who are elderly. When you check- in on individuals as such, it allows them to touch bases with others, so they don’t feel lonely. A great way to check-in is through phone calls, Doxy.me, and Houseparty.
Enjoy what you’ve read? Let us know in the comments below! If you are experiencing an emergency and need assistance please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, Grief Recovery Helpline at 1-800-445-4808 or National Alliance on Mental Illness at 1-800-950-6264. All other inquiries will receive a response within 24-48 hours.