Self-Care Routines for Our Emotions During the COVID-19 MCO
by The Mind Faculty
What we are going through is a collective long-term trauma as we contend with the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown. Plenty of negative emotions may arise during this time such as grief, anger, fear and helplessness. These emotions can trigger all sort of behaviours such as negative self-talk, arguing with our loved ones and other not so positive reactions.
These emotional self-care routines can help us to manage our emotions during this time.
Set aside 1 hour everyday without technology. Spend time with your family. Read, play board games, paint, dance and meditate. Give your eyes (and brain) a break form your newsfeed.
The grass grows where we water it. Gratitude can energise us, heal us and give us hope. Make a list of the things you are grateful such as the time you get to spend time with your family and binge watch your favourite shows on Netflix.
You deserve to live and work in a clean environment. Decluttering your space can help you to feel more productive and lift your mood.
Start a healthy habit
This is a great time to start keeping one small promise to yourself everyday. This can be journaling for 5 minutes, drinking a glass of water upon waking up or spending 2 minutes performing a body scan and connecting with your breath. Show up for yourself everyday and teach yourself and that you are important.
If you still overwhelmed, please get in touch with us. The Mind Faculty is offering online therapy sessions during the MCO for anyone feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the state of the world. We are a private mental health therapy centre in Kuala Lumpur, offering a range of psychiatric, psychological, counselling and complementary therapy services.