Due to the corona situation, almost all of us are looking for a new balance. It is therefore quite normal that you feel different than usual in this unusual situation. Do you experience more stress? There are some practical things you can do to lower your stress level. 

Writing helps

You have a lot of different thoughts throughout your day, between forty and sixty thousand a day! In addition, you might have a whole list of tasks you need to finish each day or the opposite: nothing to do. To create more space in your mind and thus reduce your stress level, it helps to write things down. It can be difficult to start, try to let go of the idea that you need to write down a story and just start with the first thing that comes to mind. Continue with thought number two, three and so on. You will see that you feel calm(er) and have a better overview of thoughts/things that might be causing stress. 

Clean up your bedroom, living room, or desk

Yes, really, clean up. There is a Dutch saying: ”A mess in your house, equals a mess in your head”. This might sound cliche, but think back to when you cleared your entire closet or cleaned your entire house thoroughly. Probably you felt a bit calmer!

Stop procrastinating

Everyone procrastinates sometimes. You set up a nice to-do list for yourself, but you keep postponing these tasks. And that is okay. However, when procrastinating causes stress it’s time to do something about it. Motivate yourself by reserving time for a task: “I will be working on my CV between 11am and 12am”, then you can take some free time again and be proud of the step you just took. 

Enjoy the little things

We are often thinking about 100 things at once. Try to be in the here and now. When you are cycling, focus on the sun on your face or the wind through your hair. Do not try to live too much in your mind, but pay close attention to what you are doing at the moment.

Mindfulness

Do you feel stressed out regularly? Perhaps mindfulness is something that fits you. It is a way to focus attention on the here and now. We’re happy to help you! You can find a good practice to get started.

Tags: corona
Share this post! If this post was insightful for you, share it with your loved ones so that they can better understand what you are going through.
Deel dit artikel! Als dit artikel voor jou inzichtelijk was, deel het dan met je omgeving - laten we het samen hebben over mentale gezondheid.
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Did you think this article was useful? Let us know

Vind je dit artikel waardevol? Laat het ons weten

Lisa den Boer

Content creator who believes in the power of content: breaking taboo, motivating and inspiring. Curious about new places, cultures and other people.

Related Posts

Gerelateerde berichten

Heb je een vraag? Onze professionals en ervaringsdeskundigen staan voor je klaar.

Ask your question to a professional or former client!