In the final instalment of tips for good mental health during self-isolation and social distancing, I want to talk to you about keeping momentum in your life because feeling stagnant in any area of importance to you, can be detrimental to your mental health and happiness.
Tip 5: Keep making progress
When we become stagnant, we can feel all sorts of negative emotions, from anxiety to fear to anger or sadness. I love Maxwell Maltz’s words when he said: ‘Man maintains his balance, poise and sense of security only as he is moving forward.’ When you think about your life, were you most happiest when you were making progress of some sort? Do you feel uncomfortable or stressed when you feel like your life, or a particular area of it, is stagnant? There is something about striving to make progress, not even just the making of progress itself, that is important to your mental health….