Ever since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the whole of humanity is in doom and gloom. With countries under lockdown, masses facing changes in their lifestyles, businesses struggling financially and negative news from the health sector escalating globally, it has become arduous for optimists to stay positive. In these trying times, only a positive attitude can keep stressful and worrisome thoughts away.
At times like these, aberrant thoughts overwhelm the mind, however, a little effort can act as a vital cog in the wheel of a prosperous life. Therefore, we are presenting a few tips that will help you stay optimistic during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Confine Your News Intake
While staying informed is vital, keeping a balance in your news intake is equally necessary. Do not overwhelm yourself with nerve-racking news. Remember that every post you see on social media especially, is not necessarily true. Therefore, stick yourself to authentic sources only. Instead of listening to the news the whole day, try limiting your time for the news intake.
While you stay home safe and sound, keep reminding yourself of those suffering from the disease. Think of all the blessings you have and be grateful. Remember, you are not alone. The whole world is suffering. Therefore, be patient, stay home, keep safe, practice gratitude, help those in need and together we will weather this storm.
Known as the exercise of the mind, meditation is a great way to calm your nerves. While you practice social distancing, follow a morning meditation routine. Breathe in all the positivity and exhale all the negativity within. It will not only keep you fresh but will also help you fight negative thoughts by releasing the endorphins which stabilize the mood and increase the feelings of well-being.
Revive Your Relationship with God
The belief that the Holy Master is having a keen eye on you and will not leave you alone in times of hardships itself alleviates the suffocation of difficult times. While you stay at home, work on your relationship with God. Spend some time worshipping and talking to Him daily.
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Write Your Heart Out
Writing is a creative outlet to express your concealed thoughts and feelings. They say writing heals your soul; therefore, we suggest you pour your heart out and give writing a shot. Talented budding-writers are already flourishing during social-distancing. Begin writing whatever you like, a story you long made up in your mind, versify your thoughts or store your life journey in the form of words. You will observe a positive change within you. Learn how to become an author by clicking here.
Once you end your story, share it with others to inspire them. You can send it to us at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘ to get it published. The sense of achievement will strengthen and empower you. You can also visit our submissions page for further details.
Invest Time on Your Hobbies
Hobbies are a great way to keep yourself busy and deviate wandering thoughts. While you stay at home with limited activities to do, find yourself a hobby that would not only be a good spare time activity but will also be therapeutic. Set a workout routine, try out your cooking skills or spend time with plants as they nurture optimism. Bring life into the hobbies you had long kept quiescent due to the busy routine. Also, practice recalling positive thoughts throughout the day.
Read as Many Books as You Can!
Research says reading alleviates stress up to 68%. We suggest you read books about positivity and inspirations. The following three books available at 30% off are a must-read for you.
Happiness: Get It, Keep It, Oh…And Enjoy It! by Dr Louise Lambert is a guide to achieve long-lasting happiness through pragmatic strategies such as gratitude letter, self-compassion and giving and taking a social media retreat. Check out the beautifully written book here.
Understand, and You Will Be Happy by Azzah Bayoumi is another inspiring read to live a happy life. The book guides the readers to understand life, choose the right paths and value time. Check out the book here.
Hanan Al-bastaki’s Overpower Your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an inspirational guide to deal with negativity using a set of exercises that will help readers diminish negative feelings and thoughts. Find the book here.
By utilizing these tips in your daily lives, you will be able to overcome your stress and stay positive during the pandemic. Share your social distancing experiences with us using #StayBookedStayHome tag on social media.