Keeping Stir crazy at bay
In light of the current coronavirus crisis, here are a few simple tips to keep your spirits uplifted.
1: Feed your ears with inspiration
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One of the best ways to pull yourself out of the blues is to spend a little time with people who have plenty of positive energy. In today's climate of social isolation, this means mobile communication is especially important. Phones, computers, social media are all means of staying in touch. But if a close friend or family member isn't available, here's the next best thing… Search the internet for inspirational videos, (there are a selection here on www.youarethemagic.com ), and you'll bring up lots of videos of inspiring people sharing inspiring things that'll feed your mind and spirit. Watch one or two, and because you're activating the learning centres of the brain, you'll quickly experience a nice jolt of all-natural mental caffeine.
3: Laughter's the best medicine
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Laughter is one of the most effective antidotes for a heavy mood. Laughing and smiling releases endorphins… the "happy hormones" produced in the brain are widely regarded as nature's cure for the blues. Luckily, there are lots of comedians loading hilarious videos onto the Web that you can access in just seconds! 4: Beautify your space
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'Coming home is one of the most beautiful things.' Andre Rieu The way your home looks determines the mood and atmosphere for you and your family. Home decor expresses how you feel and live. A well-decorated home can effectively put you at ease and get rid of anxiety. Dull or unattractive rooms can create an equally gloomy mood. Decorating your house serves as a reflection of you and how much you value the place that you call home. So why not exercise a little self-love and treat yourself to an upgrade, there are still plenty of retailers online selling home décor or trinkets for you to enjoy. This will benefit you in several ways; you'll have something to look forward to doing, it will give you some focus away from the outside world for a while, and it will stimulate your artistic nature.
5: Gain some perspective
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If you're feeling a bit down, it's essential to be gentle with yourself. A lot of people who feel unhappy further reinforce this emotional state by feeling unhappy that they feel miserable. So instead of scolding yourself for feeling a bit down, remember that it's normal to have emotional peaks and troughs. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that this emotion shall pass. Remember You Are the Magic