Alienation… negative news.. media anchors predicting doom… WhatsApp groups becoming the hotbed of misinformation…
AND.. distance from loved ones.
We have been living in a pressure cooker for 1.5 years. And for many mature women, a breakdown or lingering depression has been the resulting release.
Don’t let that be you.
Here are things you can do to boost your mental health and power up positive energy. 💫
1. Focus on your breathing
One of the most frequent phrases when someone’s stressed out? “Just breathe!” Sounds too simple but it works.
When you start to worry too much, or anxious thoughts creep into your mind, concentrate on your breathing. It’s a great way not only to calm your mind but also your body. Focus on your chest expanding as you inhale. Imagine the air traveling through your body. Getting to your toes and then rushing back out as you exhale. This will bring your mind to present and off worrying thoughts.
2. Prepare for a good day
The better prepared you are, the less chance of something going wrong. Create a calm morning routine, so that you have time for everything. Slow breakfast, your favorite tea, or cup of coffee, meditation and grace. It is important to start your day right as it will set the tone for your waking hours.