“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” —Nelson Mandela
For those struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or disordered eating, being forced to stay at home and deal with your demons head-on can feel like one tall order. Like many in lockdown, you have probably found yourself with a lot more time to think, which can trigger negative thoughts to arise.
Instead of escaping from your thoughts or past traumas with alcohol, binge eating, self-harm, or other self-destructive patterns—it can be useful to try to see this time as your get-out-of-hell-free card. The habits you spend time cultivating today will shape your future. If you spend your time in quarantine cultivating healthy habits, by the time it’s time to break free from the house, you’ll have also broken free from your bad habits.
For those who are currently stuck at home and are forced to deal with their demons alone, here are some tips to help you keep your physical, emotional, and mental health in tip-top shape. By doing some or all of these, you’ll be less likely to get sick and be better prepared to handle the stresses of life. READ MORE