Published by New Lune April 8, 2020
I hope you are all well and keeping safe! It can be difficult to disconnect your mind during tough times especially when you are confined in your home not knowing what’s going to happen in the upcoming weeks. One thing that really helped me during this difficult period is not watching the news regularly.
I realised the more I watched it frequently, the more anxious I was so I would highly recommend to avoid the news as much as you can if it’s something you are struggling with as well. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 3 ways to forget about everything that’s happening in the world. You obviously can’t control what’s happening outside but you can definitely control your mind which will help you feel more at ease and less anxious.
SPEAK WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
I find solace talking to my loved ones when something is going on, not only will they give me the emotional support I need but they might help me with what’s bothering with me. I guess at the end of the day, you need someone to reassure you and say that everything will be okay whether it’s a friend, parent, sibling or even someone on the internet.
You will feel much more relaxed and at ease afterwards. In addition, it’s not only talking about things that are bothering you. Even talking about random things will help your mind disconnect from everything that’s going on. You will be able to forget your worries, fears and anxiety during that time, and obviously feel much more better after having a conversation with them.
DO SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
Another thing that will help you occupy your mind is doing something that you are passionate about whether it’s a hobby or activity. My blog is my escape. Not only is it something I’m passionate about but I truly enjoy blogging in general. I can literally spend hours upon hours working on my blog and be so happy about it. If blogging is a passion of yours, I would highly recommend to focus on your blog during this uncertain time.
It’s a great way of escapism and it will help you focus your time & energy on something else. Obviously, some people are taking this time to monetise and develop a stream of income from their blog which is amazing but remember that it doesn’t need to be your end goal. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself! This is the perfect time to focus on your passion(s) and to relax.
FOCUS ON YOUR HOBBIES
This point is very similar to the previous one but focus on your hobbies. For some people, their hobbies are their passions as well but that’s not the case for everyone. Some people’s favourite hobby is to binge watch TV, you can’t really consider that as a passion can you? Try to spare an hour or two for each hobby if you have multiple hobbies, or focus solely on a hobby during a specific time of the day.
For instance, if drawing and playing games are your hobbies, you can draw during the day and play games during the evening and focus on another hobby during the night. That way you won’t give time to your mind to wander about anything. You will be happy doing something that you enjoy!