What do you do when everyone around you is going crazy? Staying positive is the best way of surviving this and being able to make it out of the storm. This task can be challenging but may possibly be the only thing that can get you out of these uncertain times. It does require having a strong mindset. If you struggle to bring yourself to remain positive in times of stress and uncertainty, here are some tips to help you.
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Planning ahead can help you control your stress levels and anxiety in a world where everything is uncertain and scared. One way of making sure you and your loved ones remain positive when faced with all this is by being well prepared for whatever comes. It is so important to be prepared for emergencies before they occur. To prepare for such events, be sure to plan for adequate food, reinforced shelter, warm clothing, relevant equipment, etc.
Filter Information And Follow Reputable Sources
When seeking information, be careful of the sources you use. You must only use verified, and authoritative sources as the rest can spread inaccurate information that can harm you. That is why you must always keep up with information concerning a pandemic only from reputable sources such as The World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), or your local health department.
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Exercising is a great way of staying positive, staying healthy, and improving your overall physical and mental well-being. Concentrating on improving your health is a great method of staying positive when everyone else is going insane. One mistake you can make when faced with difficulties is discontinuing your workout altogether.
One tip to help keep you interested in the workout schedule is to vary your exercises. This can also get rid of the boredom that you may otherwise face if you remain idle.
Meditation is an excellent way of relaxing your mind and having a much clearer perspective on things. I have found that doing this every single day for 30 minutes without interruptions has been so helpful in clearing my mind from all the negative thoughts. My favorite podcast that I listen to daily is The Meditation Podcast.
Meditation is a relaxation method that you can begin practicing right away. If it is something that you are practicing already, continue doing it as it is worthwhile. If you need direction on how to start, check out YouTube videos and Podcast episodes.
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One of my favorite tips is thinking happy thoughts. But is that easier said than done when it seems as if your world is falling apart or out of control? This is why it is so important to do so. It is important to shift our minds to focus on happy thoughts or what is happening internally and not externally. If you are not able to think of anything that can shift your mind then the next best thing is to please create happy thoughts. This can be achieved by envisioning where you will be when all the madness is over and with who.
Enjoy Whatever You Do
Make it a priority to enjoy whatever you do during the pandemic. If you are working on something that you have to do but not necessarily enjoy, try coming up with fun or alternative ways of doing things. Make the most of whatever you are doing and staying positive.
Manage Your Finances
During this time, be sure that you are not mishandling your finances. That can be quite easily done when you are dealing with a pandemic or a problem that affects a lot of people at the same time. You need to start managing your finances wisely to avoid having regrets when the problem has passed. To do this is by remaining calm, avoiding compulsive spending, and keeping accurate records and information.
Try Caring For Others
Sometimes caring for someone else is all it takes to maintain your sanity. That means shifting your focus to doing something for someone else. Assisting with household chores and taking turns taking care of the kids can help not only strengthen your relationship with your significant other but is also a great way of distracting yourself from the bad news circulating.
Continue With Your Work/ Studies
Some of you are able to work from home. If that is the case, continue doing so. You may start panicking if you think that your professional life is on hold during a pandemic. However, realize that not being able to go to the office does not necessarily mean the end of progress. This will help you remain calm. Continue with your work or study even if you cannot go to the office or on campus. Many schools have turned to distance learning so the kids/ students can continue their learnings.
Remember that working or studying from home has its fair share of benefits as well. You are able to work peacefully without the worries of dressing up, with zero or a few distractions. You are able to control your environment and work at your own pace.
Avoid Negative People
No matter what happens in the world, there will always be negative people looking for ways to blow things out of proportion. It is best to avoid negative people in these turbulent times. If you are told to stay at home and cannot avoid those sharing the house, you can encourage the people around you to remain positive. While it may be impossible to make sure everyone stays positive, you can always bring up something positive to talk about. This will change the atmosphere.
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I hope these tips are helpful for you in times of uncertainty. Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section on your tips that has helped you in times such as this.