Know that firstly, it is not only you who feels this way. Remember that this is a global pandemic and people are experiencing this change all around the world. To be alive and well throughout this troublesome time is very lucky indeed. If we take a look at the people who have lost lives or jobs and ask ourselves - how would they feel to be in our shoes, to have that one last chance? How would their families feel to see them one more time? Sounds morbid but very true. Our problems which we have right now may seem big but would also be trivial to someone who has lost something dear to them throughout this ordeal.
The first thing to straighten out then is our perspective. Are we really suffering or are things simply getting on top of us, being taken out of our comfort zones. For most of us it is boredom and being knocked out of our daily routine that has upset the mental balance. When we are out of balance mentally, this eventually begins to manifest itself physically and our physiology changes. We become irritated and unsettled and therefore begin to make irrational decisions, if any. Now is the time to reflect on what these times are tying to teach us and to try and learn from the experience so we can move forward stronger and healthier.
Having someone as a sounding board to talk to is very important. We need feedback from the world so we know whether or not we are heading in a healthy direction and healthy thoughts cannot come from the unhealthy mind that created the problem. An outside perspective is sometimes the only way we can see the light. Gaining this feedback from someone outside of your usual circle is advised as you will receive unbiased answers of truth rather than what people think you want to hear.
You will make it through this pandemic and you will come out the other end stronger. Even if we don't believe it. It's better to go through life feeling good about ourselves that feeling negative all the time. The negativity will breed more unhealthy situations and life will become twice as hard. Someone who is struggling but still has the power to think positively has the seed and opportunity for change rather than someone who has closed off their possibilities from negative behaviours.
You cannot think your way into better living but you can live your way into better thinking.