Rev. Jennifer would like everyone to know that this time does not have to be filled with fear, anxiety and stress; that it can be a time of self-reflection, a time to learn new things and a time to grow.
1. TURN OFF THE NEWS/ MOVIES ABOUT TRAGEDY, OUTBREAKS and PANDEMICS
Limit the news, tv, movies and searching out of information about the Virus. Your Subconscious mind can not tell the difference between reality and a movie that is meant to be entertaining. Your subconscious mind records everything you watch, listen to and experience. If you do anything repeatedly. The LAW OF REPETITION will kick in with strengthened brain synapses that will continue to grow and it can become your new source of toxic trauma build up in your mind. It will play out in the inability to sleep, nightmares and anxiety in your waking state. Your mind is very suggestible when you understand this; it now becomes very important to protect your mind’s mental wellbeing from any unnecessary negative visual and auditory impacts. Instead focus on uplifting information such as Tich Naht Hahn,
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer or Deepak Chopra. All of these as amazing influencers have free audiobooks, meditations and videos to enhance your life today and every day in the future positively.
2.DON’T TRY TO AVOID OR DENY YOUR EMOTIONS
Take care to express your feelings mindfully. If You need to cry and release do so. It is a natural healing feeling. You should validate all emotions and avoid discussing worries around children. Stress runs high especially for kids, we don’t want them to feel the panic and anxiety. We don’t want to transfer that on to them. Include kids in things that apply to them, but they need to feel safe and secure no matter what.
3. TAKE QUIET TIME FOR YOURSELF
Families should make time for alone time as well as, family fun like board games to connect together and looking at pictures of good times together. Looking at family photo albums is a great way to focus on the fun your life represents. Even using facial altering apps such as Snapchat with your family members can make new funny memories for weeks and years later full of fun laughs.
4. DON’T TAKE YOUR THOUGHTS SO SERIOUSLY RIGHT NOW
This time should be a time for self reflection and peace.Take a step back and see if you are happy, what has led to any unhappiness and make a list of the changes that may need to be made.
5. UNDERSTAND ALL THINGS COME AND GO
“This Too Shall Pass”
As a society being in Quarantine Mentality leads to feelings of isolation. It can almost be a state of mind rather than a physical state. Attitude is everything. Listen to what you are telling yourself and saying out loud to others. If you tell yourself you can make it, I am okay right now. I am well and we are going to be okay.Your mental state will improve naturally.
6. DO ONE THING AT A TIME
Practice shifting your attention to notice what the senses are experiencing. Doing one task at a time like focusing on your breathing, walking up steps, drinking a glass of cold water. Choosing to focus your attention on an action can help you move from the worries or negative mental activity that often further fuels worry and rumination.
7. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness activities like yoga, stretching, meditation and self hypnosis can decrease anxiety greatly.
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8. GET OUTDOORS AND ENJOY THE NATURE AROUND YOU
Even if you are being hit with strong Agoraphobia. You can open a window and simply take 10 slow deep breaths of fresh air. If you are able to walk out you are blessed.Go for a walk, walk the dog or sit out on your balcony.
9. NOURISH YOUR BODY
Make sure you enjoy every bite. We practice mindful eating at our home. No cellphones, no tv, no music.We bless our food and say grace as there are many others that are going without food. It is a true blessing to chew and swallow every bite.
10. TURN UP THE TUNES
Sing out loud to an up beat song and dance like no one is watching you. Music and singing helps to raise your dopamine levels.
11. LAUGH AT YOURSELF AND SITUATIONS
You can find something odd to laugh at and find joy in minute by minute. If laughter eludes you. I recommend watching a comedy like Netflix “Schitt’s Creek” After all it’s fun to make light of a heavy situation. It’s called coping.
12. UTILIZE ONLINE SERVICES
Utilize your online resources like online grocery shopping and Tela Therapy. Amazon and the mail are still shipping items. Also restaurants are offering lunches free so parents don’t necessarily have to worry about their children not eating and many restaurants are doing take out services yet. Make a fun night of dining in on your favorite restaurant meal. You can even Light candles and make it romantic.
13. KEEP A REGULAR SCHEDULE
Making things fun at home while also maintaining a schedule will keep stress levels lower during this time, especially for children who are prone to stress induced insomnia or anxiety. Your body has a natural circadian rhythm for night and day schedules. Keeping this regular is very important. Studies have shown when a person’s natural schedule is off and they wake after 10 am have more propensity to develop depression.
14. GET PROJECTS ACCOMPLISHED
Paint a room, wash bedding, dust, vacuum and rearrange furniture, fix areas of your space you feel need fixing. Get the projects done you never feel you have time to do. It will take up lots of extra time and before you know it, it will be done and you will feel better.
15. FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL
You can only control yourself, your thoughts and your actions! Creating stress over others actions is unnecessary. Worrying about the state of the world is not going to help you personally and there is nothing you can do about it. That only perpetuates more anxiety for your personal energy body. Take time for self care. Take a nap. Color your hair, trim your nails. Take a nice long soak in the tub with epsom salt to reduce toxins in your system. Enjoy a long warm shower. Brush & floss your teeth. Place lotion on your skin. This is very soothing. You can even give yourself a self massage on your face, neck, feet, calves, hands and arms. It’s good to be in charge of you!! This will give you an immediate sense of control to focus on yourself and your needs.
Cleaning and organizing can bring a state of calm to the physical body and calms the mental state. When your home is organized your mind is more at rest. Start slow and easy. One room at a time. Many times if the project becomes too expensive it can cause more stress than desired. So be kind, start with a small room like a kitchen or bathroom then after one room is done take a break.
17: SAY PRAYERS, MANTRAS OR AFFIRMATIONS
Stating declarations of powerful positive heart centered thoughts is very good for your soul and psyche. Stating the Rosary is a beautiful way to Center your energy with higher purpose and intention towards connecting to God. Which can get rid of the isolation feeling. As a feeling of connection to the ALL is very soothing to your soul. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be religious. You can still be Spiritual. I enjoy my Mala beads. I State out loud 108 times.
“Every day in every way I am better and better and all is well.”
Even if you don’t feel this way necessarily true at the moment, you will start to take on that vibrational reality after 108 times of repetition. Your subconscious soul will connect with this powerful positive mantra and it will manifest in your energy and your experiences in life. Affirmations work the same way. Starting every day in the morning when you rise in the mirror and at night before bed an affirmation can powerfully correct energy in your mind, body and spirit.
Should you choose to simply have an affirmation. I suggest these powerful affirmation treatments from author Florence Scovel Shinn.
“Divine Love now dissolves and dissipates every wrong condition in my mind, body and affairs. Divine Love is the most powerful chemical in the universe, and dissolves everything which is not of itself!”
“Divine Love floods my consciousness with health, and every cell in my body is filled with light.”
“God is my unfailing supply, and large sums of money come to me quickly, under grace, in perfect ways.”
18. THERAPEUTIC JOURNALING
Never underestimate the power of Therapeutic Journaling. When you write your critical mind is accessed to use motor skills I. order to place information in paper. However, the subconscious mind is the author. When you journal you are actually removing unnecessary thoughts, worries, stressors and uncertainty from your subconscious soul mind. This is very therapeutic and can allow for RAPIDLY feeling better and having a clearer outlook on life. So get your thoughts, worries and issues out on paper. Then burn the unwanted safely and begin writing what you do want to manifestat as positive from the Universe. After all the Universe is always listening to what you are thinking and will give you what you focus on by manifesting your direct requests. So request something better and beneficial. ASAP.
This is called sympathetic magic or Manifestation. L.O.A. Keep your written request with a date of 3 months fulfillment time. Documented on the outside of the envelope. Seal it up and only open it in 3 months from the date. You will be astonished to see these things are beginning or have transpired in your life already.
19. CLEAR YOUR SPACE
Sage and Clear the air and energy in your home and your Aura. White Sage, Palo Santo, Incense and Essential Oil Diffusers can make a huge difference in the way you feel energetically. Saying a soft blessing while you sage is customary. Although there is no wrong way to sage your space. I suggest ” I bless this space with God’s Good Grace Only Love, Peace, Happiness, Health and Wealth are allowed in my area.”
20. REACH OUT TO A FRIEND
Make care calls to those you love. Reach out via cell phone, social media and video chat.
There is not really any reason you can’t communicate with others every day. If you are truly without anyone to call you can call the SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) as well as Locally The Beautiful Mind Project http://www.thebeautifulmindproject.org/UrgentCareforMentalHealth.html
Take Care and Be Well
Rev. Jennifer Matteo-Holtz C.Ht
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