How to Have a Positive Outlook on Life in Times of COVID and Division

Posted by on July 29, 2021 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments


The world is facing a global crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives, all of a sudden. Businesses have shut down. Many people have lost their lives. There is uncertainty and helplessness all around us. But, will focusing only on the negative things will be of any good to us? Is there anything positive in this whole situation? Our first thoughts would be no, there is nothing positive going around in the world right now. Well, if there is nothing good going around, then let us create some positive vibes and keep the cycle going. Here are a few tips on how to have a positive outlook in times of Covid.

1. Do not watch the news 24/7!

It is obvious that you want to keep an eye on what is happening in the world during the pandemic. But that does not mean that you have to watch the news all the time. Moreover, if there are ten news channels aired on your television, you do not have to go through each one of them and listen to the same news again and again.

Getting to know the reality is good, we all must know how the world is coping up with the pandemic and what is happening around us. But, at the same time, we must realize that we need positivity at this time the most, and watching the news all day about global crises can make us feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. So, limit your news. Select one or two news channels and watch them only twice a day.

2. Express some gratitude

Tough times like these give us a chance to acknowledge our blessings and be thankful for them. Practicing gratitude helps us look at the bright side of our life, making us feel positive. For example, instead of complaining that you cannot go outside, be thankful that you have all your family under one roof and you all are safe. Express gratitude that you have the ability to put food on your table and serve your family.

Make a list of at least three things that you are grateful for and write them down in a gratitude journal. Whenever you are feeling low, take a look at all those things that you have listed over the days and you will start feeling much better. The main idea is to shift your focus from half-empty glass to half full!

3. Watch something uplifting

Pick a comedy movie on Netflix. Watch a YouTube video of a life coach willing to change your perspective on the pandemic. Browse Instagram and watch some funny reels. The content creators are doing a great job out there. All these things will uplift your mood and divert your mind from the chaos going all around the world.

The goal is not to blind yourself from what is happening all around. The goal is to try and stay calm, positive, and happy even in the tough times so that you can fight the situation with full power.

4. Keep a check on your loved ones

Drop a text to your friend. Wave hello to your neighbors from the window. Call your parents. Be there for your loved ones. Be there to listen to them. You will feel much better. But make sure you are not discussing the pandemic the whole time while conversing with them.

Cherish the relationships you have, until you have time before all the hustle and bustle of life starts again. Moreover, sometimes talking to other people makes you realize how they are coping up with all the stress and so should you.

5. Learn something new

If you have a lot of free time with you or if you can spare a few hours a week, try learning something new. For example, you can learn a new language, take cooking classes, learn yoga or meditation. There are so many things to learn online, thanks to the wonderful content creators, instructors, and coaches. Pick an online course that you always wanted to pursue but couldn’t because you had no time. You have some time now!

Learning something will make you feel better and will give you a chance to keep your mind off the pandemic for a while. It will uplift your mood, increase your confidence and enhance your skill set.

6. Exercise and release some happy hormones

We all know that exercising releases certain hormones (endorphins) in our body that help cope up with stress, depression, and anxiety. This is why they are known as happy hormones. Exercising regularly at home will keep you fit, make you feel happy about yourself, help you sleep better and give you some time off from the pandemic situation.

There are many online exercise tutorials available on YouTube that can help you work out at home. You can involve all your family together for a morning workout routine or connect with your friends on Skype and exercise together. This will not only motivate you but others as well. In all, everyone around you will be in a better mood!

7. Stay organized

This is the best time to set up routines and rituals in your life. For instance, you might always want to be a morning person or you might always want to find time to read daily. Build the life you always wanted now. Make lists, start journaling, plan your week, list out the food menu for the day, keep your house tidy. There are a lot of things you can do every day to keep yourself organized.

Being organized and maintaining a schedule will automatically enhance your productivity. It will make you feel good about yourself as you will be able to check all the things from your to-do list. Also, you will be able to gain more control over your life.

8. Take a break

Sometimes, working from home, staying at home all the time, doing all the household chores by yourself, and taking care of yourself and your family can become overwhelming and stressful. At such times, do not forget to take a day off and be all by yourself. Practice self-care. Eat a nice meal. Read a book. Write in your journal. Watch movies for a day. Stay in bed. Do whatever makes you feel happy and relaxes your mind.

It is important to pay attention to ourselves during the pandemic. Sometimes, watching too much news, social media, and having the same old routine can cause burnout.

9. Support small businesses

One of the biggest impacts of the pandemic is on businesses, whether they are small or large. With global lockdown and restaurants, gyms, spas, shopping complexes shutting down, businesses are going through a major setback. But, you can play your part and help enhance the economy by supporting small businesses around you. Here are a few things that you can do:

  • Order food from a local restaurant at least once a week
  • Try shopping from local brands for a while. You will be surprised to find many different products
  • Do not cancel your travel right away, if you can postpone it
  • If you have the money, pay your cleaning people and other staff
  • Check whether any of the small businesses around you are offering classes online for instance yoga, meditation, aerobics, music, etc and join them
  • Donate to organizations, if you can

We will get through these tough times

Hope these nine tips will help you bring a positive change in your life in the tough times of the pandemic. One must realize that we are all in this together. Times are tough for all of us and we are all trying to cope up with the pandemic. We will get through this one day at a time. We must believe that things will be back to normal one day and this will not be forever. So start appreciating yourself for holding up for this long. Acknowledge all your efforts and give credit to yourself for handling your struggles. Better times will come soon!

Author’s Bio – Lucy Miranda is a freelance writer & editor at Assignment Help. She is devoted to her family, work, and friends. She is a News Enthusiast and a Bookworm. She loves Swimming and dancing too. She is interested in educational, marketing, and blogging issues.

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