Why Change Your Mindset?
No matter what is going on in your life, or in the world, it is your perceptions that cause you to be happy or unhappy.
If you are viewing the world through negative assumptions or beliefs, you’re going to be unhappy. It’s important to be able to cultivate a positive mindset (even when times are tough). If you do that, you can find happiness even in the darkest times.
Your perception is your reality. Changing the way you look at life can make a huge difference.
3 Ways to Change Your Mindset
Learning how to change your mindset can help you
be more resilient in the face of challenging situations. Proactively make the decision to address your mental health by changing your mindset. This will allow you to be better able to deal with any difficulties you may encounter.
Traditional in-person therapy may not be an option right now. But that shouldn’t keep you from reaching out for help if you need it. It’s still important to create a support system to get you through hard times.
Online therapies and mental health resources are available and have many advantages. You can choose your therapist, of course. You can also decide how to communicate with them. It’s an option to meet via webcam, by phone, or through texting with a trained professional. There’s also the possibility of just talking to friends or family who have been through similar situations.
Before you choose a service, it’s important to know what is being offered during these unprecedented times.
Try Apps for Mindset Support
Although apps are not a substitute for receiving therapy from a licensed therapist, they can give you tools to better navigate any mental health struggles you may be dealing with.
Headspace are designed to help you manage anxiety, track your mood, and even improve the quality of your sleep.
Similar apps may also include the added benefit of online communities. You can come together with other people who are experiencing similar struggles to give and receive support.
In addition to offering self-care tools that are created by mental health professionals, some apps also include directories so that you can find a therapist who is working near you.
Take Advantage of Telemedicine and Telehealth
With more workplaces and services moving to online mediums, there are more resources for support and health moving online too.
You may be able to video conference with your doctor instead of coming to the hospital, receive vital monitoring with electronic tools, or provide health information to your medical team via mobile device.
Telemedicine and telehealth are two options for receiving care while staying safe and it’s important to know the difference..
Telemedicine specifically refers to clinical services, while telehealth refers to a wider range of health services outside of clinical. Some states may have laws relating to telemedicine, but not restricting telehealth.
Use Online Therapy Apps to Change Your Mindset
When people think about online therapy, this is typically what they are imagining: apps and websites that allow you to speak directly to a counselor or therapist using virtual channels of communication.
Although the professionals working through apps typically cannot provide prescriptions for medication, they do provide different kinds of therapeutic resources. Online mental health professionals can offer cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness resources, among other treatments.
Many of these apps have subscription options. This gives you access to their resources on a monthly basis. This may include unlimited text messages to your assigned therapist with daily text replies, as well as weekly or biweekly video sessions.
An online therapy service like this might be best suited for those who want to maintain constant contact with their therapist while also being on a set budget.
Telebehavioral therapy has shown some promising results. Especially right now, when accessing face-to-face mental health services can be difficult or impossible.
Mental health is an important topic. As such, it is essential that you are able to get the help and information that you need when you need it most.
If you are looking for a virtual therapy provider that meets your specific needs, I encourage you to check out this
handy guide from ConsumersAdvocate.org, which provided most of the information for this article.
Times are tough for everyone right now and having a strong support system is more important than ever. When you are at your lowest, you need access to resources that can help you change your mindset and face your problems from a healthier, more positive perspective. These online resources are here to help you help yourself.