During Covid it can be hard to find wins big or small. It’s easy to feel like we are stuck in an endless loop like in the film Groundhog Day. How can we find these wins and break up the endless loop? It can be harder than we first thought, especially as what counts as a win to us maybe won’t count as a win to someone else. So, what could be considered a win? In normal times maybe keeping a plant alive or going to the gym could count as wins?
However, during Covid when normal tasks can be hard maybe it’s the act of wearing real clothes or actually paying attention during that video work meeting that are wins? The trick is to start acknowledging the small wins one at a time then it’s easier to acknowledge more wins and slowly break the endless loop and in turn benefit your mental health.
Something you can do is at the end of every day write down something you are thankful for that day in a journal, on a slip of paper (and then store them in a jar so you can go through them when you're struggling) or even just listing them in your head as you drift off to sleep. This is an exercise that can help you change perspective on things and soon you may find yourself finding the small things without much effort. This is something that seems simple, but it can have a big impact on your mental health and is way to start acknowledging the small things that can turn into big wins.
Finding wins during tough times can be hard but they will help you see things in a new light and can make challenging situations better. In every tough situation there is something good, we might have to really look but we will find it.
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