It’s quite normal to feel anxious and stressed out during the ongoing pandemic caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus. The constant inflow of news and the negativity around is making us all the more worried. If you’re looking for ways to deal with it, here are 5 simple tips that you need to know about to stay positive during the coronavirus pandemic. These lifestyle tips will help you stay positive and motivated.
Expressing Gratitude: Before coming out of bed and beginning our daily chores, start the day by expressing gratitude. You can express gratitude by thanking God, your parents, your partner, your company or anyone you think plays an important role in your life. Doing this simple act in the morning helps you stay positive and humble throughout the day.
Dressing up: Many of us have been working from home since the past few months. In these many months at home, we have forgotten to dress up and look good. Dressing up is said to quickly overturn our mood. So, you can try donning your favorite outfit and putting on some makeup and accessories even whilst being at home. This will make you feel energetic and get you going throughout the day.
Stop sending negativity across: Though we haven’t been able to meet our friends, relatives and colleagues, physically, we are constantly in touch with everyone via Whats-app, emails, video calls etc. Since everyone is connected with us virtually, we need to make sure that the messages are not negative in nature. Instead, we should pledge to forward only those messages, thoughts and information which are promising, optimistic and give a positive message or hope.
Watch your favorite movie: Now you might be wondering how this tip is going to help us stay positive. But hear us out! Movies are meant to take you into another world that is quite different from the existing reality. So, whenever you are feeling low, you can always plan for a movie night. Pick movies that fall into the genre of comedy or sci-fi that help you forget your worries and guarantee you entertainment. We recommend that you plan this over a weekend where you can enjoy the movie with your close ones. Watching a movie with your family or spouse will strengthen your bonding with them.
A quick overview of the day before bedtime: This last activity has to be done before bedtime. All you need to do is keep a diary or write them in the notes section of your mobile phone. You just have to write down that one good thing you did for yourself. It's important that you give time for yourself everyday for health, wellness, and career growth. This dedicated diary will motivate you every day to do at least one thing for yourself like exercising regularly, cooking your favorite dish, watching your favorite movie or playing a musical instrument, etc.
Do give these tips a try and let us know how effective you found them, in the comment section below.