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Whether you are serving on the frontlines, or keeping up by watching the news every day, it’s clear that we have all been affected by COVID-19 in some capacity.

Mindfulness Techniques to Keep Your Mind and Body Strong

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is emphasizing the importance of taking care of ourselves during this time. Keeping our minds and bodies strong will better protect our immune systems and our community. In addition, caring for ourselves can help us provide better care for those that we love.

By incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine, you will give yourself an opportunity to label your thoughts and emotions proactively. Doing so will allow you to gain control over your response to stress during a crisis.

Even when life feels busy, hectic or stressful, the practice of remembering three good things that have happened in your day, what has caused them, and how they made you feel can give you the space to focus on the positive.

As you reflect on three good things from your day, follow these instructions:

  1. Give the event a title (e.g., “co-worker complimented my work on a project”)
  2. Recall exactly what happened in as much detail as possible, including what you did or said and, if others were involved, what they did or said.
  3. Consider how this event made you feel at the time and how this event made you feel later (including now, as you remember it).
  4. Think about what may have caused this event—why it came to pass.

After reflecting on these good things, share them with someone else to promote positivity and encourage others to remember three good moments from their day.

By RehabCare