Right now, it's so hard and our lives are quite busy and stressful. Here is the right place to share how you kept mindful and positive!
Share with us your experiences and what helped you get out of hard times, maybe your story will help someone else out there!
I love the coloring books for adults that are all over recently, really takes my mind of things. And keeping a diary... Sounds terrible but it helps me clear my head before going to sleep. Just a few words or lines are enough.
Running. Except right now I'm still in my jammies, cuddling with my dog. Thinking this is better.
Play with my dog, talk with my cat, do some yoga, sweet talk to hubby, learn something new and useful, cook some food, make some cake or cookies, cook some more ;) find a way to serve people around me :) that is enough to occupy a whole day
Sports. Running in the woods, running with the kids in a carrier, cycling, mountain biking, swimming. Results in an exhausted body but leads to a fresh mind.
Draw a random lines or quotes from books, articles, websites, etc, that resonating with me at the moment; Write it, and keep near me for some time...
Look at memes. Every single one of them.
Reading fiction books, whenever I can. It gives me rest from the routine and existential dread.
I teach painting and decorating to adults from all back grounds. I find a sense of humor and wit helps a lot. Especially people who suffer from depression.
Give someone a hug when they need it
I rage on Roblox so then I have something else to worry about.
Stay focused on what I can do to help while being willing to allow others to help me when I need it as we all do these days.
Many of you probably know, but I love writing poems and daydreaming and making up stories to keep me positive. I also take a little me time and I also pray. It helps. I'm Catholic by the way.
I have several notebooks - one is a diary, one is "random facts", one is prayers (i'm lutheran), 1 is drawings/doodles, and 2 or 3 are just notes.
I'm someone who doesn't pay attention to my stress or the people around me that might be suffering from stress. I tend to power through which only results later in built up attacks of panic. Lovely. I always try and reach out to people I know and ask how they are doing, just to get my mind off myself and see what I can do for them. I also (sounds funny) love to juggle, you really have to focus to get good at it which is important.
As much as I hate cleaning, that's what I do. If my home is clean, my mind is also.
I hide in the closet and breathe 4 deep breaths then i get ot if the closet.
I just speed cube until I fall asleep. But you can’t forget my cat.
I joined discord - there are lots of great people and servers so I've been pretty occupied. Also, can't forget about books.
Think that, many things are bad now, but everything will get better.