COVID-19: Mindfulness During Uncertain Times
During this uncertain and uncomfortable time in our world it is important to stay present, to “be here now”. It is easy to get caught up in the “what if’s” and the stress of the future, but it won’t be helpful to you in the moment. Here are a few mindfulness techniques and activities to support you during those overwhelming feelings and thoughts.
Mantra’s: Repeat a mantra out loud or in your head to help bring your thoughts back to a positive place. For instance, “Great thanks, great peace, great love” Whenever your mind wanders to negative thoughts or concerns repeat your mantra ☺
Outside Time: If possible go outside barefoot and breathe deeply, taking a moment for yourself.
Scribble Drawing: Use a pen, pencil, market, crayon, whatever is at your disposal and scribbling. Scribble to release any built up stress or stuck emotions.
Make a Gratitude List: One of my favorite things to do when I am feeling overwhelmed is to make a list (on my phone or wherever I can) of everything I am grateful for. This list can include anything from a granola bar you just ate to your husband, just keep writing.
These are just a few ways we can relieve ourselves from the current worries we are all experiencing. Do not hesitate to reach out via my contact page and see below for emergencies.
Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
For any victims and survivors of domestic abuse who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or text 1-800-799-7233