Do you want to take care of your mental health in these uncertain times? Do you feel tired and exhausted, or have difficulties concentrating with all that's going on? Do you get stressed by the overwhelming quantity of tasks and demands that you face every day? Are you wondering how you can find some peace of mind in the midst of this?
Today, we are facing unprecedented challenges: many people around the globe feel disturbed and unsettled in these turbulent times. According to WHO, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the mental health of millions of people with close to one billion people suffering from mental illness in the world. Depression and anxiety have almost doubled in 2020 compared to 2019.
We have to adapt to frequently changing situations and a stream of constantly worrying information. Nothing feels certain anymore and long-term planning has become nearly impossible to uphold. It is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed and worried in this crisis.
However, if our attention rests a lot on worrying thoughts, chances are high that we spend most of our time in this alert state, which is deteriorating for our body and mind. On a longer term, it can lead to physical illness, burnout, depression or anxiety disorder.
Mindfulness can help you stay sane in difficult times
It is now more important than ever to cultivate mental resources to help you face these new challenges.
Scientific research has shown that most people who practice mindfulness report lasting physical and psychological benefits, including:
- Finding inner calm in the midst of the turbulences of life
- An increased ability to cope with stress
- Increased focus and concentration
- Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
- Cultivating inner qualities of compassion, gratitude and care for oneself and others
- Heightened self-confidence and the feeling of being more in control of life
- An increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations
- A greater sense of overall wellbeing
- Improved sleep and immune system
We believe that mindfulness skills can make this world a better place, not only because it helps to improve individual wellbeing, but also because it leads to wiser choices and more kindness in this world.