During this pandemic, our mental health is more important than ever to get us through the tragedy and challenges so many of us are facing. The biggest problem is that most people never learn how to cope with stress and manage their emotions. Most of us don’t learn the psychology behind how our minds are naturally meant to operate. Our modern lifestyles actually inhibit healthy brain function. Just telling people to act nice and put on a happy face doesn’t cut it. Sometimes that can even make things worse.
We’re firm believers in meditation and we practice daily. If you don’t already do so and you find more time available during the shelter in place, this is the time to begin practicing. For anyone claiming to be bored right now, you’ll understand a deep appreciation for how precious that state of being is for humans.
We have read many books and studied many programs, but one of our favorite easy to use programs is Calm. It has plenty of free options to learn the basics and subscription options for advanced users. You’ll learn about proper breathing, mental focus, body and environment awareness, along with so much else. One of our favorite parts are the philosophies on life they discuss.
Try it out, share with family and friends. We need this now, but we’ll need it more than ever in the future we face.