Amid the pandemic of 2020, uncertainty is all over. Answers to the questions like Will there be a vaccine? When can schools safely reopen? Will I still have a job next week? Should I book a spring vacation abroad? All these questions keep coming up and leave us with anxiety.
Therefore, it is essential to follow the tips below and bring peace to your life
1- No mental travel
Yes, it is tempting to both fixate on things you’ve done in the past. You might be thinking of what all you could have done differently, and playing out various future scenarios. But it will lead you nowhere. That’s why it is ruminating, to use the technical term or is exhausting, and unless it is brought under control, can result in depression and anxiety.
2- Focus on present
You should take a deep breath and observe the happenings around you. This can be done by a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness leads to an intense focus on the present moment, so it’s a good fit to ameliorate the time travel problem. There are some naturally mindful people who do mindfulness meditation every week or so, and seem to fare better during a stressful waiting period.
3- Go back to childhood shows
Ofcourse, you should not be wasting time thinking about the past . But taking a little trip down memory lane can do wonders for your mental health during periods of uncertainty.It’s comfort food because it’s familiar.
4- Pick a video game than book
Going for the video games can lead to a state of complete absorption in an enjoyable activity, when time seems to fly by and you even lose self-awareness. It also results into an effective antidote to distress during various waiting periods