Indeed, 2020 seems to be an endless cycle of bad news. We are constantly being bombarded with negativity on social media, news channels, articles, and even news bites from our friends and family. While it is important to stay informed on what is going on around us, it can also be detrimental to our mental health to be constantly reading or watching negative news.
How we start each morning can have a big impact on the rest of the day. But we all have much to do and think about, so it’s not always easy to find peace in the first few hours. Plus, 20-30 minutes of meditation is daunting for those new to mindfulness or with hectic schedules. But don’t worry. I will walk you through a super quick, super easy mindfulness exercise to help ground you in just a few minutes each morning.
When you’re anxious or depressed, it can feel next to impossible to fight mental fatigue and summon the energy to function for the day. So above all else, be kind and patient with yourself. When you’re lacking energy, for whatever reason, it’s your body trying to tell you something. Whatever the reason, there are some natural ways you can help yourself get back into a natural balance. Here are eight places to start.