10 Powerful Ways To Stay Positive In Uncertain Times

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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Plan Ahead

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.

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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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Keep Exercising

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.

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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

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.

Guided Meditation & Hypnosis Audios

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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Happy Thoughts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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. Click here for more tips on how to stay positive during 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.

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37 thoughts on “10 Powerful Ways To Stay Positive In Uncertain Times”

  1. These are all inspiring ways to feel more positive during uncertain times. As an introvert, I think I was just born to be good at avoiding negativity lol. So I’m quite fortunate in that regard.

  2. Totally agree with needing exercise during a time like this! I’ve been doing at-home hiit workouts and they’re no joke! And I love your GIFs!

  3. These tips are so great! I am already doing a few but I am definitely gonna avoid the negative people and start meditating to help free my mind of the negativity. Thank You!

  4. Great tips! Especially pointing out the need to protect ourselves from negative people right now. It’s SO easy to get caught up in the panic, fear and anxiety with everything going on – but even easier if we allow ourselves to be sucked in by those that are embracing negativity. It’s important to protect our own energy.

  5. I was so thrilled to see that you mentioned obtaining our news from reputable sources. That is so important! And I’ve always wanted to learn to meditate, so this seems like a perfect time.

  6. These are awesome tips. Positivity is important in every situation. Our mental health guarantees how we overcome the tough times and stay above troubled water.

  7. I wholeheartedly agree with everyone of your suggestions. Excellent post. It’s important to do what we can to reduce stress and live positively. Negativity affects health and lowers immunity.

  8. Self-care and managing finances, yes, but the importance of finding something meaningful to do – that’s my ongoing question since I can’t be taking care of my grandson, which would be my preferred activity. Thanks for this thought-provoking post!!!

  9. These are great tips. Fortunately, we can still go out for walks which I find relaxing and great for the mind. I find a walk helps with a positive mindset and re-energizes for work and study. Thanks for sharing.

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