Improving your emotional well-being in the Covid era involves goal setting, taking the time to practice gratitude, eating healthily, exercising and creating meaningful daily purpose.
In today’s post we’re going to help you to get through what has been one of the toughest periods of many people’s lives (and it sadly still isn’t over!) by sharing some tips that we think will really help to make a meaningful difference and keep you looking on the bright side of life.
5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IN CHECK DURING COVID
Here are the 5 tips that we think will help you to get through to the other side of the Covid era feeling like you’re on top of the world.
Eating healthily is the key to feeling and functioning exactly like you should. If you’re constantly feeding your body with junk then it’s going to be impossible to feel anything other than lethargic, depressed and generally flat.
There’s never been a more important time to eat healthy food. This isn’t just to keep your mood and energy levels in check, it’s also to ensure that your body has the vital nutrients it needs to stay healthy and combat viruses, including covid-19.
Remember to drink plenty, too! Hydration is just as vital for keeping you feeling on top as taking in the right food types is.
#2-Exercise As Often As You Can
Even though exercise is great for evolving and maintaining a healthy immune system meaning that it helps to protect us against viruses like covid-19, it’s also great for making us feel great, too.
Because regular exercise releases endorphins, it allows us to feel positive, improves our focus and generally provides us with a stable platform that we need for achieving a positive emotional outlook. This is vital during these trying times meaning that the importance of regular exercise can never be understated.
Goal setting is the key to progression in your personal and professional life. Let’s face it, with all of the recent lockdowns and everyone generally feeling a little flat lately it’s likely that goal setting has largely slipped by the wayside.
Instead of putting your goals on the backburner, you should instead make this a time to set your development plans firmly in stone. Decide what you want to achieve over the next 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months.
Write your goals down somewhere that you can see them every day and use them as a focal point to fuel positivity as you progress through to the end of the Covid-era. Plan how you’re going to achieve them, work on the areas necessary to make them happen and start achieving!
At a time when many others are probably putting their feet up and relaxing as much as possible, make sure that you’re planning how to get yourself into pole position and start claiming some personal and professional victories.
Being able to get into a more positive emotional headspace is as much about focusing on what you already have as it is about focusing on what you want in the future and making the necessary movement to get there.
If you’re not able to recognise the good in what you already have then no matter how much you achieve or what you attain in life, you’ll find yourself in a position where nothing ever quite feels ‘good enough’.
Where would you have been over the past year without the people closest to you during lock down periods and in between when you were finally able to see them again? Or how about being furloughed during in a time when others weren’t as fortunate? What about the fact that you still have a roof over your head and food on your plate despite the hardship that the world has been facing?
When you’re able to recognise the value of these kind of personal and professional assets, you’ll always find yourself in a positive emotional state. This is because no matter what you have, you’ll always recognise its value. This is one of the cornerstones of achieving emotional well-being.
#5-Create Meaningful Daily Purpose
There’s getting up, and there’s getting UP. Creating positive routines at a time like this will really help you to soar through your developmental plans to achieve a better emotional state.
When you wake daily, instead of stumbling out of bed with no set itinerary or purpose in mind you should instead create one. Try to make sure that every activity on your list for each day serves to be of meaningful benefit or instils you with positivity.
You could decide to eat a healthy breakfast, perform exercise then spend two hours working on the skills necessary to advance your professional life for example before placing some well-deserved focus onto improving and nurturing your personal relationships.
However you decide to structure your day, aim to ensure that it provides meaning and contentment. This will allow you to feel great regardless of what’s going on in the world around you.
COPING WITH COVID – EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IS THE KEY
So there you have it, by following the above 5 tips you’re going to blitz through the Covid era and come out of the other side in a better position than you’ve ever been in. Or at the very least, you won’t succumb to negativity as many others have.
Even if you just practice one of the above tips and slowly work your way through the rest, you’ll notice a considerable difference in the way that you feel and function. As a result, the covid-era could actually end up becoming one of the best periods in your life. Whether it is or not is entirely up to you!
What have you done with your time so far during this challenging period? Have you used it to relax or have you focused on self-development? How has this affected your emotional well-being?
Tell us all about it in the comments below!