How are you quarantined ?
Sooner or later it will pass, as it has happened in all the countries that surround us.
But you already know that.
Luckily, today I don't want to talk to you about the coronavirus, but rather how to fight your own mind during confinement.
The experts are very clear. A closure of several weeks can make a dent in the minds of many people.
And there is the news. In countries like Spain , beer sales have multiplied these days.
Many people are letting go.
As you know, prevention is better than cure. That is why I have prepared 7 mindfulness exercises that you can do from home.
Take care of your body and your mind while your confinement lasts.
Mindfulness is known as mindfulness practice.
Be present in the present. In the now. Here.
Your mind is always contemplating the future or struggling with the past.
But being present in the present is very complicated.
However, it is the most effective way to fight anxiety.
With the pandemic around you, you are only able to think about when it will end.
But why not take advantage of all the hours you now have available?
Live with passion every moment. Make it count.
These are the 7 exercises that I am doing myself during my confinement.
My advice? Put them into practice today. The sooner you activate your mind, the easier it will be for you to enjoy these days.
The shower is the time when you let your mind wander.
I am convinced that you will have come up with many solutions to problems there.
But what if today you focus on the water and your body?
When you open the hot water today, feel how each drop runs through your body and cleanses you from the stress of the day.
Enjoy it. Enjoy it in all its senses.
Surely you eat with the TV on. Watching the news or the latest Netflix series.
But why don't you take advantage of these days to understand the food?
It runs through its textures. Feel your flavors. Close your eyes and enjoy your taste.
Many people run to gobble up. But you can be different.
Slow down. Enjoy. Feel it
Just because you're locked up at home doesn't mean you can't exercise.
If I tell you the truth, I think this is one of the practices that will help you maintain your sanity.
Movement is the switch your mind needs to breathe and disconnect.
As the body tires, the mind can recompose itself.
When was the last time you worried about your health?
It's been a long time since then, right?
You care about all the people around you, but what about you?
The time has come to have a conversation with yourself.
If you were in a Hollywood movie you would look in the mirror, but now it can be where you want.
You just need silence and a lot of sincerity.
Find a small notebook that you have at home and grab the nearest pen.
The time has come to write on it how you feel.
It has been shown that when you write down the emotions inside you feel better.
Putting them in writing makes them real. It is a way to know yourself.
A world surrounds you and it is beautiful.
Go out to the window and try to listen.
After a long time, today there is silence in the streets.
Fewer and fewer people walk around and that reveals secrets.
The singing of birds during the day or the sound of insects at night.
They are all perfect and are part of a world that is also yours.
They will relax you.
One last exercise.
But really breathe. Thinking about it. Being aware of each inhalation.
When was the last time you focused on yourself like this?
I dare say a long time ago.
This is a treasure.
A way to be connected with you.
The world will follow.
In a few weeks it will be time to return to reality.
3 weeks? 2 months?
But for all those people who are leaving their skin in hospitals and other jobs, we have to take care of ourselves.
Take care of yourself to take care of the rest.