Do you go on social media and get tired of constantly seeing bad news? Are you eating with your friends or partner and bad news seems to cover all your attention? Have you felt this has affected your relationships?
Crisis, shortage, wars, layoffs, viruses…these were some of the most searched words in 2022. Even if we thought we passed the Covid-19 crisis, it’s now the moment to ask ourselves what we’ve learned and how to deal with all the information bombing.
It’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Anxiety and depression diagnoses are rising like never before and insomnia has become a part of many of our daily lives.
So if you’ve felt tired, grumpy or lazy, it may be that your body is manifesting things from your mind.
It’s not easy to live with uncertainty or frustration, but it’s not impossible. That’s why we’re here with a few tips to help you get through these hard situations:
1. Remember that pessimism is an emotional anchor that makes you sad,
and it’s hard to let it go when you don’t realize that you’re feeling it or listening to it constantly in your life. That’s why it’s important to have a support group and to not be afraid of telling your close ones that you need to get something off your chest or take a break from social media.
2. It’s not necessary to stay connected all the time
and emotional breaks are a must. Start by following accounts that make you feel good and dedicate more time to yourself with a good skin care routine, watching Netflix or talking with your friends.
3. An interesting exercise with your family or friends
is to set a golden rule when you meet: Each person has to tell a positive news story either from their lives or the world. You’ll be surprised at how good it feels to celebrate someone’s achievement or something fun like how astronomers found a new star.
4.Remember that crises are not necessarily bad,
they’re just changes and just like the one in 2022, many more have passed in the history of society and guess what? We have survived. So this is the sign you’ve been waiting for to get into the cooking classes you’ve wanted, make that call to that old friend you’ve been putting off or even to change jobs.
The people who come out of a crisis best are the ones who have the vision to see it as an opportunity for growth and know how to take advantage of it.
So the answer to the question of whether you can get something positive out of a crisis is yes! Just remember that it is important to recognize our weaknesses and turn them into strengths, to set goals for the future, and no matter what happens, always to persist.