For many of us, experiencing a crisis like the COVID-19 Pandemic isn’t only historic and unprecedented – its also emotionally challenging on so many levels. More than 100,000,000 of the world’s population are infected and thousands of people have died. We will need to ensure that we take care of our mental health and well-being during this pandemic. After losing my husband under similar circumstances (not during the pandemic) but to a disease that is so rare most doctors will never see it in their lifetime, and from a biochemical perspective don’t know how to test for it – I can say that dealing with crisis and tragedy is one of the hardest things ever – but it can be a catalyst that spurs creativity, enlightenment and innovation. I have gathered some resources, to help to motivate and inspire you during this difficult time.
Above all, in order to get through COVID-19 we will need to change our MINDSET. In my new book Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity and Happiness, I developed the Holistic Wealth Mindset. Here’s an excerpt from my book Holistic Wealth, as it relates to the Holistic Wealth Mindset:
“A person who approaches life with a holistic wealth mind-set doesn’t fear taking measured risks. The holistic wealth mind-set does not erect fake constraints as barriers to success. People with this mind-set are adept at recognizing fake versus real constraints, and they have mastered the art of recovery from disruption. They don’t compare themselves with others—and they face crisis with dignity and grit. They view setbacks as only temporary—not a permanent constraint. They embrace a holistic wealth mind-set that comprises not only financial savvy and independence but also elements like a life purpose and mission, spiritual connection, and a generous demeanor—all of which leads to a greater sense of wholeness and resilience in times of difficulty, as well as to happiness and joy. At a basic level, they integrate the aspects of holistic wealth in key aspects of their lives, including their finances, physical health, emotional and spiritual wealth, and wealth in their relationships with others, as well as contributions to humanity”. — Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity and Happiness by Keisha Blair. Copyright@Keisha Blair.
List of Resources for Mental Health & Well-being During the Coronavirus Pandemic
I recently posted a video when the coronavirus outbreak on panic buying. Many of the principles I discussed in that video are very relevant to all of us throughout the course of the pandemic and afterwards. Please see video here.
Many of us may be thinking about our purpose in life, and possibly redefining a life mission that truly represents who we are. Please see video here to help you with that.
So many emotions like fear, anxiety and stress are prevalent during this COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 16 Ways to Overcome Your Fears.
If you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one, this viral article is full of life lessons, and is so relevant now. “My Husband Died At Age 34. Here Are 40 Life Lessons I Learned From It“.
Have you ever thought of writing a Manifesto? Here’s Mine.
Meditation and Yoga:
Free Online Yoga Classes
Have you tried the Calm App? Calm is a meditation, sleep, and relaxation app that also provides resources specifically for coping with COVID anxiety.
More Info on dealing with COVID-19:
My aunt who is a nurse in NYC sent me this video! Very informative video from a doctor on sterilizing groceries.
My friend, Author Judy Holland, appeared on FOX5 DC recently to give advice for parents – with boomerang kids! They’re the young adults who have had to move back home amid the coronavirus outbreak. See video here.
Tragedy can spark enlightenment, creativity and innovation. This podcast interview discusses ways we can come out of a crisis better than before.