(WYTV) – It can grow exhausting every day, with up-and-down coronavirus numbers. Our “new normal” can feel like an emotional roller coaster.
Does this ride ever stop? Does it even slow down?
Psychologists say the secret to a smooth ride is refusing to feel helpless.
Scott Bea, with the Cleveland Clinic, says to bring something positive to your life.
“What can I do today, this week and tomorrow that might make a difference in how I’m feeling? How can I develop? How does that support favorable mood states? And how can I be in touch with people that also have a more uplifting view, rather than the ones that are singing a sad song?”
Uncertainty breeds anxiety so rather than looking too far into an uncertain future, take one day at a time.
Giving a gift to someone can boost your mood as well.
This may be a good time to put your energy into creating new, healthy habits.
Just be patient and keep in mind that it takes around two months — 66 days — for a habit to stick.