Published By: Darielle Britto

5 Strategies To Uplift Your Mood In Uncertain Times

There is no rule book on how to handle life during a pandemic. Uncertain times can be stressful and anxiety-inducing when there seems to be more bad news than good. However, there are ways to manage trying times. Here are a few strategies that could help you feel better and lift your mood when you feel lost.

  1. Stay in touch with family and friends
While we may not get to hang out with family and friends out in the real world, we can spend as much time with them online thanks to technology. Don't bottle your emotions when you are having a tough time managing your feelings about a problematic situation. Pick up the phone and talk to someone. This can help you get the support and advice you need to process how to move forward and feel better.
  1. Do as much as you can
Packing your day with as much activity as you can, from house chores to work, may seem like an easy solution to get to the end of a bad day, but it can be counter-intuitive. Too much on your plate can cause stress, which could further get you into a downward spiral. Instead, simplify your life by breaking down your tasks to make them more manageable. Don't bite off more than you can chew. Take a moment to prepare a schedule that makes you feel productive and allow room for leisure.
  1. Find things that bring you joy
Take your mind off negative thoughts by discovering life's simplest pleasures. Finding things that bring you joy can help lift your mood in splendid ways. Now, there is plenty of time to do things on your pre-COVID wish list. Something as simple as painting or taking up gardening could have a huge impact on your mental health.
  1. Get a good night's sleep
If you can't shake your problem, sleep on it. Getting a good night's sleep or even taking a short nap can help shift your perspective and help you see things more clearly.
  1. Avoid impulsive decision-making
Making a decision, especially important ones, while you are stressed out is a bad idea. You may regret it. Take your time and consult with others. This will help you weigh out the pros and cons and help you come to a comprehensive conclusion that is right for you.