If you’re isolating at home right now, it can be easy to slip into a negative thought cycle. This temporary way of life is hard for all of us, but some will be more impacted than others.
We do know that practicing gratitude is often the key to rebooting our mindset. So try these five methods of practicing gratitude. And hang in there; this will be over soon.
Identify one positive change that has come from this challenge. Maybe you’re spending more time with family, you’ve had time to organize the house, or you’ve finally transitioned to video conferencing (did anyone actually enjoy work meetings?)
You’re healthy. At a time when so many are confronting a frightening illness, those of us at home might feel bored, but we’re safe. Sometimes we take our good health for granted, but it truly is a gift.
You’ve had time to follow an exercise routine. If you’ve been staying home, you at least have more time on your hands. Sure, you’ve had to forgo gym workouts for something you can do around the house, but at least you’ve had more time to be consistent about it.
No more commute. Almost no one likes spending all of that time in the car. With less time wasted on driving, we have a bit more time to devote to daily activities we do enjoy. Plus, this break from commuting has been terrific for the environment.
No more fast food temptation. Now that we’re cooking at home so much more often, we’re confronting less temptation to grab a bag of food to-go after work. That makes it easier to stick to a healthy eating plan.
And about that; give us a call if you have questions about your weight loss plan at this time. We can offer the support you need to succeed in the face of these new challenges.