Lockdown impact on mental health
Updated: Jan 4, 2021
I have been speaking with those close to me about this new lockdown and how it is impacting them in their daily lives. It is really interesting the different feedback each has given me depending on what their consumption of information looks like. The common thread I have found in emotions and the outlook is that those who are watching a lot of news on TV or on their phone have a real edge to them and are really feeling anxious. They talk about issues that bother them like the pandemic or politics with emotional emphasis and it is having a dramatic impact on their mental outlook.
I have other friends who are letting it roll off their back with ease and they are spending a lot of their time outdoors and on projects that are not coming from a screen. The differences are so incredible. If you watch Netflix I highly recommend the documentary The Social Dilemma. It really helps in understanding some of the backgrounds of our infatuation with social media and the digital world. It explains how we are being manipulated to stay engaged with the platforms we are on and leaving us feeling empty at the end of the day. The news is a non-stop disaster of hospitals and sickness and doom and gloom and of course, that is going to impact American's and their psyche.
I am taking as much time in December to detox from this scourge of negativity and focus on controlling the controllable! Clean eating, exercise, choosing my flow of information from sources that are educational, motivational, and inspiring. We all owe it to ourselves to stay as positive as we can for each other as we navigate this pandemic! If you have any thoughts or suggestions please send them to me at email@example.com as I would love to hear from you.
All my best and stay healthy!
by John Lohrenz the Author of The Prosperity Project.
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