Corona crazies and how to avoid them

Hope you’re not experiencing the corona crazies.

How are you? I hope you’re good.

Do you need me to explain to you what the corona crazies are or are we good?

If you want to listen to this post instead of reading would you mind clicking here because then you can hear my lovely voice.

You’re smart, you know exactly what I’m talking about when I say corona crazies.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing I hope you are taking steps to keep your mental health in good shape.

In this post, I’m going to lay out some of the steps I’ve taken to get rid of those infernal Carona crazies. You might find something that works for you.

Look I don’t want to be like one of those recipe blogs. I.e., if I told you I had a great recipe for gluten-free oatmeal cookies the last thing you want is to read some twenty-minute dirge about how I nursed an otter back to life.

You want the list, I wanna give it to you so here goes.

Corona Crazies and how to avoid them

Corona Crazies

Go for a long walk-in nature

As far as I know, while others may dissuade you, going outside is not cancelled. More importantly, nature isn’t cancelled and neither is the great outdoors.

Go out, take a long walk in nature. If you see someone else coming your way, give them a wide berth. It may feel like you’re being rude by avoiding them, but they’ll understand.

Sometimes it’s OK to be impolite.

Bathe yourself in the green glow of nature when you can.

Listen to the sounds of the birds calling.

You’ll notice you gain some mental clarity and your stress levels will drop.

You’re going to have a lot more free time, so go for a long walk.

Behold nature, it’s cold.

Log off social media

The irony of delivering this message is not lost on me.

Read this, actually read a couple more blog posts on KieranMajury.com and then log off the internet for a while.

I’m not saying you can’t come back. As long as you understand that the whole point of social media is to keep you in a negative feedback loop.

To get a bit woo-woo on you, social media and the news to an extent wants to keep you in the lower vibration of fear.

I should know.

If you read the blog of my struggles with the pandemic, one of the agitators was I kept scrolling social media. Specifically, twitter.

Now I’m limiting my access a bit more.

Another thing you can do.

Now before I tell you, let me remind you of the following; your mental health is paramount. You need to preserve it at all costs if you want to come out of this on top. Which you will do if you take the necessary steps.

Are we clear?

Good.

Ok here goes; Do not be afraid to mute, block or unfriend the small-time thinkers on your timeline.

Who are the small-time thinkers?

Constant complainers, people using the opportunity to dunk on rivals.

These people are small-time thinkers.

Right now is the time for all of us to come together and think big.

You and I can get back to being at each other’s throats once this is over. Understand that all the petty squabbling doesn’t really matter.

Think about it remember the glory days of 2019 when the biggest threat was people finding some of your old opinions online? You know cancel culture?

Good times.

Look, whoever you are whatever our differences, whether we agree or disagree. Whether you think I’m overreacting or underreacting,

You have to hear this.

I love you and not only do I want you to live I want you to come back better than ever.

When you come back I want you to make me up my game.

I want you to realise that despite our differences we’re on the same team. Team human, so get in the game and think big.

Again maybe you need to hear this, perhaps you think I’m too emotional, but you have to understand. I love you.

Meditate

You are going to be alone with your own thoughts for a lot of this so you may as well get used to them.

How can you do that?

By meditating.

I’ve been meditating since 2016 and over time I’ve found it has helped me a lot.

Find somewhere quiet, maybe a comfy chair in a corner. Let your eyes close and focus on the in and out of your breath.

People say to meditate you have to clear your mind.

I disagree with that framing.

Mediation turns your mind into a library and you’re the head librarian. Imagine how big this library is, all the books all the shelves.

The people who come in to read are your thoughts.

Now some of these thoughts are going to be louder than others so be aware of that.

If these thoughts get too loud you can gently quiet them.

Don’t try and expel them. That leads to resistance and the thought you’re trying to banish will take root.

Accept the thought, acknowledge it and let it leave of its own accord.

Try it for 10 minutes, then 20.

See if you can get up to an hour.

Build a habit

Now more than ever is a great time to build a habit.

There are going to be so many people who will squander their time in quarantine. How, by over-consuming in general. Netflix, junk food, you name it.

You can use the time to make yourself better and stronger than ever.

I’m going to use the time to learn how to play the piano. I’ve had a keyboard sitting in my room for years. Would it not make sense for me to try and use it?

You don’t have to learn an instrument.

One habit that I have built that I highly recommend is daily writing.

You don’t have to write a novel in one sitting but consider starting as small as you can. 100 words a day.

Try it out.

If you don’t know what to write then consider keeping a journal.

When you journal you are giving yourself the ability to travel through time.

Can you imagine getting your mind out of a dark place by transporting yourself through a journal?

I’m taking journalling more seriously too. Might even publish some entries on here.

If you want more information on daily writing, click here.

Practice gratitude

At times like this, it might seem like you and I have nothing to be thankful for.

That’s because we are aiming our thoughts at the big empty space of uncertainty.

You and I, the only thing we can be sure of is that we aren’t sure of anything.

That goes double for when it comes to predicting the future.

Instead of focusing on tomorrows fog, how about you concentrate on today’s sunshine?

I’m sure, when you think about it, have plenty to be grateful for.

For one, you’re reading my blog, one of the best-kept secrets on the internet, so I commend you on your excellent taste.

An added bonus of this is if you’re reading this then you’re still alive.

If you’re still alive, then you have a chance to turn it around.

You can practice gratitude right now.

Get a pen and a notebook.

Write the date and then list ten things you are grateful for. Do it in the form of a statement, “I  am grateful for my family,” and so on.

Over time you’ll find yourself more appreciative of what you have. It won’t be instantaneous, you’re building your gratitude muscle up over time.

Look at it this way, when this all dies down. When we, butterflies emerging beautiful and strong from our cocoons. Think of how grateful we’ll be of our new found freedom.

Conclusion

There you go, these will keep you going for a while.

You can use them, or you can ignore them, either way, I wish you an abundant long life.

Do not neglect your physical or mental health during this. We all need you in good shape when it comes to fighting this thing, and the best way is to keep the corona crazies at bay.

We’ll get through this, and we’ll come out of this stronger.

Love, strength and health,

Kieran

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