Hey Lifers,

I know it's an extremely difficult time right now trying to adopt to and cope with the "new norm" created by Ms. Corona herself.

Since the outbreak of the  Corona Virus in 2109 in china and it becoming a  worldwide pandemic in early 2020, forcing most of the world's population to self-quarantine , parctice social-diatancing, wear a mask and self-isolate, many have found it increasingly challenging  to cope mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

There is no doubt that this change in our physical structure  has taken a serious toll on all of us, including me.
In early march, the10th to be exact,  two days before my thirty-eight birthday and five days before my biggest competitive run, the first case of Covid 19 was registered  in Jamaica.  My first  course of action was, to pull my then 8 year old son out of school, stock up on food and supplies. I remember going to the bookstore and investing in suduko ( never done sudoku but o sure learned how to), Word puzzles, drawing and coloring books for the kids, card games,  and dominoes. My mind went straight  into survival mood. How to cope mentally,  while stay activate, not only me but the children also.
How could I keep them busy knowing that the norm they knew was going to change rapidly.
So for the first month or so we stayed home, played games, do puzzles,  read, watch tv (the kids) and do whatever else we could do.
I, personally, increased my spiritual mantra, I meditated and prayed more often. I read my Bible more frequently, increase my breathing techniques and yoga. I did whatever I could do for my well-being and sanity. I had no phone at the time so it worked out perfect for me cause I was not distracted and could focus on getting in these practices.

Fast forward six months later, coping hasn't been easy. Even though business is good and I have expand and added a health and welness line of products opened and Esty Shop . Launched  a health and wellness YOUTUBE CHANNEL  and a few live exercise sessions on Facebook  quarantine and Sweat and its yoga time. Somehow, with keeping so busy  I still find time to worry. Lol (In typical Joelee style).  It doesn't matter who you are, what you are doing and how busy you are, mental health issues doen't not care about all of that. It is a matter of how we cope and  balance it all. A lot have changed in my live since COVID and I am certain a lot have changed n you life as well. What has always been one of my biggest challenges is adjusting (I have been very vocal about this).
it' is unsually on extreme to the next for me and I am still working on finding a balance, the thing is each time something cgahnges in my life or ours, we have to adjust to accommmodate  that thing or new change.

To, say the least it has not been a walk in the park, even though I would love to talk a walk in the park. I don't enjoy the outdoors as much,  since everywhere I  go wearing a mask is required. We cannot dine-out, even though I don't do that much because of my vegan/alkaline diet and its extremely  hard to find food to eat out, but when i do i like to enjoy it. So because of these mountainous reason, I opted on staying home which has not been that great for my mental health.

Which led me to write this blog. I think that since I am struggling to cope and creating a balance with everything I know about the universal laws and is being Life Creators (creators of our reality) I am pretty sure others who don't  have the wear-it-all and the knowledge  are finding it double time hard.

So, today I will share with you five ways to cope with COVID19 and  this pandemic, and how to keep your mental health in check!

Five ways how to cope with COVID19

Tip number one on how to cope with Corona


Do not set your expectations  too high at this time. Do not create additional  stress for yourself keep your stress-meter down and take it day by day. Accept new daily challenges with smile and with ease. Be gentle and loving to your self, practice self-care take breaks where needed, read a book.

Tip number two on how to cope with Corona


Having daily routine, flexible to change, can give you something to look forward to daily while improve your health.
Meditate, pray, breathe, read your bible, practice yoga, go for a run and walk, eat on time, get good rest, all of these when practice daily will improve your mental, physical,  emotional,  social and spiritual  health.

Tip number 3 on how to cope with Corona


Many of us are afraid  to ask for help, however no one will know you need help if you do not ask for help. Remember we are all going through these change and people are busy taking care of they immediate family, so if you need help in any way ask someone for help. The Bible says "Ask and you shall recieve" so put your pride, fear, ego aside and start asking for help, the worst that can happen is that you might here no, but so what ? Ask again until you get help. There are also help lines that you can call for help if you need someone to talk to.( link)

Tip number four on how to cope with Corona.


If you are like me who is at home everyday. Make yourself busy. Start up that online business you've always went to start. Find new ways of challenging yourself.Start a youtube channel of tou are into that sort of thing. Use up the virtual space. Be creative in your thinking, you'll be surprise how much innovative ideas you will come up with.

Tip number Five on how to cope with Corona


This is a big one! Whenever you are feeling worried or stress take a moment to connect, breathe, and remember who you are. Remember that GOD has made you with the spirit not of fear, but of POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND. Tell yourself that it is OK. And keep repeating it until you believe it!

Not all of us cope with situations  the same way. Find what works for you and stick with it. To begin these are basic practices that you can incorporate  in your daily routine to see what works best for you.
However, whatever you do, remember self-preservation  is KEY!

Improve your health....improve your life!

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Peace, love and prosperity!


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