The world—and mankind—is facing its biggest adversity at the moment: the outbreak of novel corona virus. Hearing negative news every time we turn on the TV, it is hard to keep being positive and happy, and that will instead harm us in the long run. Today, let’s see how we can keep being positive in hard times!
Do not neglect your workout
Even if we are expected to practice social distancing, that does not mean we can stop our workout routine. After all, workout is one way we could do to keep being positive in hard times. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) even advises us to take deep breaths, stretch, and even meditate. If you cannot go to the gym, you can try playing games that will force you to still do sport, and one of them is Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch.
Know what you can and cannot control
There are many things that happened in the world at the moment. There are people buying medical supplies to sell them with a very high price, and even sell fraudulent items. However, those are things that you have no control on. If you would like to keep being positive in hard times, it is very important that you know what are the things you can control and those that you cannot. Only by doing so, could you feel more relaxed.
Do not lose your connection with the people around you
Social distancing dictates us to stay at least 1 to 3 meters away from other people, and it could obviously isolate us from other people. However, if you desire to keep being positive in hard times like now, it becomes more important than ever for us to stay connected with other people. To do so, we can use technology to help us! There are many applications out there for smartphones or your laptop that you can use to keep the friendship alive!
Try to take your mind off of the social media
No matter what social media you go to, be it Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even YouTube, there is massive media coverage regarding Coronavirus nowadays. Seeing the increasing number of patients (or even passing victims) will be detrimental to your mental health in the long run. So, for your own well-being, try to disengage from social media for a while. If you are afraid you will miss out the news from your friends, you can instead message them or call them personally instead of using social media platforms.
Keep your mind busy by doing something else
If you want a sure way to keep being positive in hard times, then there is only one thing you can do: keep your mind busy. There are so many things that you could do, such as reading the books you have neglected since the beginning of the year, or you can do DIY projects with your whole family.
The world is getting even busier each day as every country is trying to fight off the new virus, and every news outlet is giving ever newer information each day, and that is a hard thing if you want to keep being positive in hard times. While the social distancing movement is in effect, it is also a good time for us to focus on what really matters: our family.