So in the past I have made a post to help with those who are having trouble with their Mental Health.
Sometimes, it is about clarifying thoughts through writings that can help ease one’s mind.
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Now I know in confinement and quarantine, it is especially rough. So I will try and make a post to have a better mindfulness about that.
Writing 1: I want you to write down everything you have done in the last three days and how long you have done them.
When you have done that, I want you to take a special look on if you feel accomplished. If yes, Why? If no, Why not?
* I know that not having the energy to do things can play a huge factor in your daily life. But try and keep focused.
Writing 2: Write 10 Goals you have had about staying home.
Have you achieved any of those goals? Why. Why not?
If you have, explain how you achieved them and will achieve the rest.
If not, explain what has happened. And what you can do to make the change to achieve these goals.
Writing 3: Make a schedule for yourself during the day and then add mini goals into that schedule to achieve the ultimate goal.
For example: My goal is to workout more. I am no longer able to have physio, chiro or to train so my body is taking a beating. Mentally I want to stay sharp so I am taking some online classes. As well, I want to write a bit more.
- 3am- Wake up call #1
- 3:30am- Wake up call #2
- 4:30-12:30 (max) work. Most of the time I am done before 9:30 am.
- 1:00 – watch the press conference.
- 1:30-2:30 (One module of my online class).
- 3:00-4:00 Workout. Use stretching and cardio.
- 4:00-4:30 Shower and supper.
- 5:00-6:00 Writing time.
- 6:00-8:00 Art. Watch a movie. etc.
- 8:30- Bed time.
Writing 4: I want you to take a look at the next few questions and think about an answer. Add as much detail as you can but you do not need to give an explanation.
- What will be the first thing you do once quarantine is over?
Answer: Probably go on a road trip. Enjoy riding around freely with no worries of if I need to stop anywhere to pee or eat that I won’t be able too. I will also probably go skate. I miss the ice. See friends who I have been keeping contact with.
- What will be the first activity you do? IE cinema/casino etc.
Answer: I will most likely go to the casino. I miss the Casino and being able to spend nights there.
- What is the first restaurant you will go too?
- Who will be the first breakfast date you go out with?
Answer: Two of my best friends.
- What is the one thing you cannot wait for?
Answer: Honestly to not have to worry every single day. I still work as an essential worker. So I am more at risk. And I am worried to get anyone in my family sick. I miss all my work friends. Right now we are 1-2 people at all times.
Writing 5: Make a list of things you took for granted and why you will no longer take them for granted anymore. This will open up a perspective of what you are really missing and what you never want to miss again if it is ever taken away from you again.
For me it is figure skating. Right before this quarantine happened. I was going to quit. And then I got stuck off the ice. I am missing it so bad, that I know when I am allowed on I will never take it for granted and I cannot wait to jump on the ice and have a great season.
— Keep in mind these only work if you are completely honest with yourself. Nobody else will see them. So you do not have to worry.
It is normal to not accomplish a lot. It is tough times. We might be grieving a loss of someone we love. Or just a loss of a baby shower, wedding, event, sports etc.
But we are all suffering together.
We will be okay if we follow the guidelines given in each city, state, province, country etc.
Stay safe. Keep washing your hands.