Corona Stress special: 7 tips & 5 resources for overcoming your Corona Stress in a mindful, healthy wayMar 18, 2020
(By Eldad Ben-Moshe ✨ Reading Time: 6 minutes)
So how are you these days, my friend?
As the corona crisis keeps evolving, almost everyone is taking a direct hit.
Health, work, social life, you name it - everything gets impacted,
even though only an incredibly tiny fraction of the population got infected
(213,669 people infected, out of 7,794,798,739 alive, is 0.0027% of the population).
In part, it is because the corona is highly contagious and can spread so quickly.
In part, it is because it also creates a contagious mindset,
as it brings up some of our deepest fears.
And everyone, literally everyone, is taking an emotional & mental hit -
consciously or unconsciously.
Corona Stress is real.
The stress is real.
The fear is real.
The unknown is knocking on our doors,
and there’s only so much you can do about it.
It's only reasonable to be stressed and afraid when things go down like this.
The stress, the fear, the anxiety can wear many forms:
Perhaps you're worried about yourself, your kids, or elders in your life.
Perhaps you're losing sleep.
Perhaps you're feeling anxiety about how it will all end up.
Perhaps you feel like you must go out and socialize again.
But while we can’t control what happens, we can choose how to react.
We can choose how to deal with things.
And with that, we can also overcome them.
While how we react depends on our beliefs (Beliefs->Thoughts->Emotions->Actions),
this time I want to give you some simple, practical, quick-win tips and guidance
on what you can do to deal with the corona stress situation
(or any stressful situation) in a mindful, healthy way:
1 - Take great care of your body.
Strengthen your immune system.
Both against the virus, and the harmful impacts of the corona stress.
There are many easy ways to do that.
The following suggestions were published by the Harvard Medical School,
which also states that “Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle.”
- Don’t smoke.
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
- Try to minimize stress.
I’ll humbly add 2 more things to this list:
- Doing breathing exercises, or simply taking deep long breaths when stressful thoughts come knocking on your door again.
- drinking a lot of water.
Even the slightest lack of hydration is likely to affect your mood, memory,
concentration, and motoric skills.
Brain functionality also gets impacted when you’re not drinking enough.
As for what to drink - clean, good water is the #1 choice by far.
2- Take care of your mind and soul.
Whatever your spiritual practice is,
now is the time to stick to it more than ever.
Yoga and meditation are incredibly beneficial to your body, mind, and soul.
They're a great way to calm your mind in days of corona stress.
With proper guidance in case of physical or mental conditions,
I’d recommend them to anyone any day.
They are also easy to do by yourself at home.
And they will both strengthen your immune system as well.
Other practices such as A Course in Miracles, or any spiritual path you practice,
will not only help with all the spiritual and mental benefits
but will help you keep a healthy, mindful, well-balanced mindset.
Your mindset is where the war on your health is happening,
as far as the things you can control are concerned.
Changing your beliefs, which control your mindset,
is the best way to go, as they are the cause of it.
But that sometimes can be more of a long-term strategy,
so for a faster win, while you’re still working on your beliefs,
make sure to have your motivation in your mind all the time.
Having a strong, clear reason 'why,' or motivation,
helps you go and do the things you read about, the things you know will change your life.
It helps taking it all from information to transformation.
“I want to stay healthy” is a great motivation for doing yoga and meditation,
for eating healthy, sleeping enough hours, etc.
But if you forget your motivation, you're likely not to be doing those things.
“I want to be happier and stress-free” is an excellent reason for practicing the B-AIR system.
But if you forget your motivation, you're likely to watch Netflix instead.
“I want to be connected to my higher self, to love, to god, and my inner guidance,”
is an excellent reason for doing your spiritual practices.
But if you forget your motivation,
you're likely to stay asleep instead of waking up (pun intended...).
It’s so easy to forget that in our daily life,
and especially in times of collective stress such as these.
Because more often than not, it's not forgetfulness.
It's resistance and choosing comfort over growth.
That is why now more than ever,
working through your beliefs, checking out your mind’s stories and not buying into them,
and keeping a clear, strong 'why' in your mind, is so important
3 - Community.
The fact that we’re mostly staying at home these days
doesn't mean we need to disconnect from each other and be alone.
Even an introvert such as myself thrives on connection.
Some need more interactions than others,
but no one does well being all by himself all the time in the long run.
So reach out for your loved ones, your friends, your family.
Giving and receiving love is the ultimate experience in life,
and it is extremely beneficial when dealing with corona stress.
Talk, and make video calls a priority.
Seeing other people becomes harder and harder these days,
but a video call can help with that to a certain extent,
as so much of the communication isn't verbal.
being able to see people's faces and facial expressions is a big deal-
emotionally and mentally.
Also, stay connected via online communities that you like
such as the Better Life Awareness Center community.
You don’t have to go through these times alone.
4 - Laugh. Out loud. A lot.
Whatever makes you laugh - your kids, funny videos.
Laughter is an incredible medicine for your nerve system and your soul.
Together with love and connection (spiritual or other),
laughter is the ultimate corona stress relief.
It does wonders for your stressed, contracted, worried body as well.
5 - Be intentional and mindful about what you wash your mind with.
Just like you don’t want to feed your body with junk food (i hope)
and things that will destroy your physical health,
be mindful of what you feed your mind with.
Whatever you see, hear or otherwise ‘consume’, feed your mind with,
is brainwashing you - whether we like it or not.
It impacts your mind, and what impacts your mind impacts your life.
Your experience in life is not a direct result of what happens.
What you experience is your story, your interpretation, about what happens.
And the story you have depends on what’s in your mind.
Keep being updated on the news, but do so in moderation.
1-2 times a day is more than enough.
Knowing what's up is good,
but bombarding your mind with doom and gloom isn't helping you.
On the contrary.
You'll be inviting unnecessary levels of corona stress through the front door.
And don't check the news first thing in the morning,
or last thing before you go to sleep.
What you do in those times of the day has a massive impact on the rest of your day,
your sleep, the way you wake up the next day, and so on.
And on your mental and emotional states.
Inspirational stories, on the other hand,
are a great example of what can be a beneficial thing to ‘consume’ more of right now.
You need to balance the important yet stress-causing news
with heart-opening, mind-opening, inspiring content.
6 - Back to the basics.
What makes you happy?
What do you love and appreciate?
It’s time to have more of that in your life.
These are not easy times, emotionally and mentally.
Your soul and heart need it.
They need time off from the mental stress created by the corona pandemic.
This is also an excellent time to revisit my birthday gift to all of you -
18 of my best tips for a happier, better life.
Many of them are precisely what you need right now.
7 - Handle your stress and painful emotions in a mindful, healthy way.
Don’t deny, bury, or ignore your emotional and mental state.
Like any untreated wound, the effects of corona stress don't just go away.
Instead, they fester and become much worse.
At the moment, the B-AIR(™) system guide is free for download.
I’ll keep doing my best to bring helpful, meaningful, heart-full, and affordable resources to our world and all of you in the Better Life Awareness Center community,
hoping it will make a difference in people’s lives.
In fact, this is why I decided to also give you resource #8.
8 - Special Free Bonus Resource!
To help all of us go through these stressful corona times
with more peace, love, tranquility, and clarity,
I’m giving away, 🎉for free🎉, an incredible training
in which I'll teach you how to meditate,
even if you never tried before
and even if you’re sure you can’t make it,
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Final note: You can do this!
Choose the thing(s) that inspire you the most.
Don’t over-do it, keep it simple and joyful.
Take one baby step at a time.
- Baby steps.
Done is better than perfect.
To your better life,
with tons of 💖
Founder, Teacher, and Coach
Better Life Awareness Center
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