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Mindfulness During COVID-19

Mindfulness During COVID-19

Mindfulness During COVID-19

Monday April 20, 2020

As we experience another week of social distancing, we recognize that such practices may be difficult for many of us; creating feelings of loneliness, frustration, and burnout as family caregivers. It may be difficult to find time for ourselves as we juggle the increase of demands to our daily lives while we remain isolated at home. At Abramson Senior Care, we strive to provide unique opportunities for support for our clients and families; especially during times of high stress.

One way that we can help alleviate some of our daily stress is by practicing mindfulness. When we are practicing mindfulness, we are paying attention to our surroundings, being present in the moment, and focusing on the here and now instead of worrying about the future. Mindfulness, often coupled with meditation, can be a great enhancement to our mental health and can help ease feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear; creating a sense of calm that we all could use at this particular time.

There are many ways that we can adapt mindfulness as a consistent daily practice in order to enhance our daily life. Some ideas for incorporating mindfulness into our daily routine are listed below. We hope that you find these suggestions useful and fulfilling for you and your loved ones.

  • Go for a walk or step outside for some fresh air
  • Light a candle and set an intention for the day
  • Access mindfulness apps such as Buddhify, 3 Minute Mindfulness, or Headspace
  • Listen to music instead of turning on the television
  • Replace screen time with another enjoyable, stress-free hobby
  • Be conscious of staying hydrated throughout the day and drink plenty of water
  • Write in a journal
  • Practice gratitude
  • Take a few deeps breaths or practice a simple breathing exercise by using the app Breathe2Relax.
  • Meditate, apps such as Headspace provide many guided meditations
  • Enjoying a cup of coffee or tea as you reflect on staying present in the moment