Negative effects of Covid 19 on mental health
Positive effects of Covid 19 on mental health
Your environment is stronger than your mindset
Always remember that your environment is stronger than your mindset. Always align yourself with and surround yourself with people who will influence you for the better.
Remember you form your reality from your surroundings. You cannot help the environment you were born into but you can change your environment. You can control the words you put into your mind.
Listen to motivational speakers, surround yourself with inspiration. Read motivational books. The greatest gift you have in your arsenal is imagination. As the great scientist, Einstein always said “imagination is more important than knowledge”
Remove yourself from stressful environments as this will improve your mental health. A healthy mind is one that is free from worry, focused, at peace, and has the ability to think clearly.
The reason your surroundings are stronger than your mindset is that we trust what we can see, smell, hear, touch and taste. In other words, we trust our senses, with this logic in mind all these senses are highways to the brain and mind.
What we hear influences us one way or another, what we see becomes an experience. In order to reprogram our minds to have a more positive outlook, we have to feed it with the right foods while eliminating the junk.
Try listening to something motivational for a change and turn off your minute-by-minute news notifications. Especially if you are isolated. There is a reason solitary confinement is considered one of the cruelest punishments for prisoners. It cuts them off from interaction with others and this has a negative effect on their mental health.
You being under lockdown and quarantine is similar to solitary confinement. However, you make it worse when you constantly feed your brain junk that actually makes your day worse.
The mind hates problems it can’t solve
Humans are problem solvers so when you put your brain in an environment where it is receiving non-stop problems in the form of news about something negative that happened. Such as crime being on the rise or a major natural disaster. Your mind subconsciously processes the data and tries to figure out if there.is.anything that it can do to change the situation because obviously, you feel negative about hearing certain news because there is no way you can solve the issue you get frustrated. frustration is a negative emotion.
Getting many negative notifications every day is filling your mind with unsolvable problems and negatively affecting your mental health.
So how does your environment affect your mental health? Is it negative or positive? Share in the comments below. If you liked this article you can check out my other article about what covid 19 can teach us about depression and if you got this far consider signing up for my email list, I promise to not spam you. All in all, have a great day, and looking forward to you becoming a regular reader.