Given what’s happening around us lately, it’s hard to stay positive. We hear one terrible piece of news after another. However, like anything else, there will eventually be a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s not easy to see it right now, but we will get there. If you can’t think clearly now due to these negativities, you can remember these tips.
Think about your past problems
Remember everything you went through before. Some of these issues were way worse than what you’re going through now. It’s just easy to lose hope because some people are in a more terrible position. However, if you realise that you survived past problems, you will feel hopeful. You know that whatever bad place you’re in now, you can get out of it. You may even think of what you did before to survive a tough situation.
Call the people you love
It’s also difficult to feel positive because you decide to go through this tough time alone. The truth is that you can reach out to other people. Even those who haven’t communicated with you for a long time are easy to reach. Besides, given that everyone is staying home most of the time, contacting someone won’t be a problem. The person you’re thinking about might also have a mental health problem. Your phone call could help save a life. At this tough moment in history, being there for each other means a lot.
Keep doing the things you love
Just because you’re at home most of the time doesn’t mean you can no longer do the things you love. If you’re into cooking, you have more time to cook. If you love video games, you can explore new options. You might even have some hobbies that you decided to set aside before because you were too busy. Since your schedule is virtually empty, you can revisit those ideas. Once you start doing these things, you will feel good again.
Learn how to let go
Practice mindfulness activities at home. In doing so, you learn how to get rid of negative thoughts. You only focus on your present and forget the rest. You become more attentive to the needs of your body. You can even hear your breath and the slightest noise around you.
Another way to relax and let go is by taking a long bath. You usually rush when bathing because you’re late for work. Since you don’t need to go to work, you can spend more time taking a bath. It’s even better if you invest in a steam shower. It makes your bathing experience more relaxing.
Think that we already hit rock bottom
As most people would say when you’re already down, there’s no other way but up. You can have that kind of mindset now. It would help if you believe that the world is already in its worst phase, and the only way is up. We can’t go any further down than where we are now. It will give you hope that the next days will be better for you, and everyone you love.
Hopefully, things will change, and your positive mindset can help get you through this challenging time.