Don’t Feel Lonely—We’re all in this together

March 20, 2020
By Sports Academy Team

Take care of your mind, not just your body.

True in the best of times—and even more true in the current uncertain and unsettling set of circumstances.

If you want to function at a high-level—if you want to maintain your mental well-being—you need to understand that. You need to understand that emotions, isolation, and stress have an impact of your mental health.

And once you understand that, you need to make sure your taking care of yourself—body and mind.

With that in mind, Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, a leading authority on social brain dynamics with a specific focus on the neurobiology of emotions and their impact on brain health and human performance, offers a few tips for how to stay well while in self-isolation or quarantine.

  • Practice positivity
  • Focus on the dos, not the don’ts
  • Be socially isolated, not socially disconnected
  • Chronicle the days and capture your emotions on paper
  • Express gratitude

If you practice this advice, if you find silver linings and call friends and journal and share things you’re grateful for before the end of the day, you’ll not only make it through isolation—you’ll thrive.

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