For those that don’t need help and are perfectly fine navigating this ever shifting new terrain of the pandemic world. This article is not for you. However if you are having trouble staying positive during these odd times. This list of tips may be just what you need to reset and get back to being your pre-pandemic positive self.
In these stressful times home exercise is key. Getting a sweat going at least a couple times a week can have tremendous benefits to your health and overall mood. Not to mention when you set a goal in your workouts and achieve it the satisfying feeling you get is a fantastic reward that cannot be overlooked. If exercising alone is not your style try a sport that you can play whilst socialising distancing. Such as tennis. Tennis is very good as you can keep distance and there are only two players. All you need is some rackets, balls and a place to play. If you don’t know how to play. Youtube has tutorials that can teach you some basics and you can learn as you play.
Getting sufficient Vitamin D
Vitamin D is very important to your health. It helps regulate your body’s absorption of phosphorus, calcium and making sure your immune system is properly functioning. Having a strong immune system is especially important these days.
Vitamin D can also help with depression. There is ample research on this showing that proper levels of Vitamin D are supremely beneficial to regulating your mood and keeping depression at bay. The best thing about this is boosting your Vitamin D levels is very easy to do. Get out and take advantage of the sun whenever you can. Be sure not to overdo it though and if you think you need even more help with this, Vitamin D supplements exist as well.
Listening to music that puts you in a happy mood
Music is honestly one of the best ways to stay positive and pass time during this long pandemic. Whether it be at home or in your car or walking somewhere. Music can alter a mood just like water can alter temperature and by that I mean very fast. You can go from having a very bad time to a smile on your face, dancing with no care at all and singing in an instant. There’s playlists on youtube that can help you discover new music that is to your liking. You can listen to old music you have never heard of that gives off a very happy feeling. You’ll never be able to listen to all the music ever created which is the best part. A nearly unlimited well that never runs dry of happy energetic music is just sitting out there waiting to be listened to. Another thing I personally like to do is to listen to movie soundtracks and that brings me back to times when I first experienced that film. This brings me to my next tip.
Throw on some movies that bring on nostalgia of better times
We all have those comforting movies that just remind us of when we were kids and had less to worry about. Also bringing us back to a time of easy gullibility. Where we didn’t question whether Willy Wonka could actually create an everlasting gobstopper or how the Millenium Falcon could go light speed. We just went with it and enjoyed it for what it was. Movies are more accessible today than they have ever been through streaming services and Amazon. So there is not much stopping you from getting your favorite snacks and putting your feet up to enjoy. If you are all alone don’t be afraid to call up a friend and watch it together clicking play at the same time and talking during the movie. If it’s something you’ve seen already you can discuss things you would have liked to see happen or how you thought it was going to end when you first saw it. Let your imagination run wild.
Don’t be afraid to ask for professional help
This is the last portion of my tips. Sometimes even though you try and try everything I have listed here and more. You find yourself having trouble staying positive. You may want to go online and find https://www.betterhelp.com/ through online counseling. Finding good reliable online counseling is not that hard these days as the internet is faster and more reliable than ever. Seeking counseling is nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes needing help is ok and you shouldn’t feel bad for it. On the contrary by making the decision to seek help you are saying to yourself that you aren’t ready to throw in the towel and accept despair and sadness to run your life. You despite needing help are going to take action and get this ball rolling in the right direction. So don’t be afraid. There are qualified professionals out there ready to help you right now!