5 Ways to Stay Positive During Trying Times

MARCH 31, 2020| SpeedPro Premier



Given the current situation, I thought I’d share some words of wisdom a colleague sent that resonated with me.

Maybe you’ll find some peace of mind in this too?

5 Ways to Stay Positive During Trying Times

Think ahead. What were your goals and resolutions for this year? What will you do when things get back to normal? Even if those plans and goals have to change, still visualize what good things will come when this is finally over and how you will feel at that point. While you are imagining, breathe in to bring this feeling into your body.

No-worry walk or meditation. As long as you practice social distancing, you are still able to walk or jog outside, alternatively you can mediate at home. Set a specific amount of time aside for this and make a rule that during this time you cannot worry. If a thought that causes anxiety comes to mind, make a conscious decision to shelve the concern for now and enjoy your mental break. If it’s particularly important you can write it down to revisit later after your mind is clear.

Mindful time at home. When you are required to be home and distanced from others, don’t spend your time dwelling on what you could be doing if you were at the office, gym or out and about but instead make a realistic list of items that will improve your work/life balance while you are at home. Start small if needed, just organize one drawer and you will feel better. Self-care can mean many different things to many different people and this is a good time to find out what you need to take care of yourself, your home and your family.

Get creative. What did you like to do as a kid? What do you never get enough time for? Even if you are busy working from home and homeschooling and keeping up with household chores, set aside just a little time, even 20 minutes, to do that one thing that you have always loved. That could mean breaking out an instrument, the art supplies or finally writing another chapter of the book or another blog post for the website that you never quite finished.

Get together (virtually). Check on your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and clients: even the ones you haven’t spoken with in a while. Have video meetups so you can talk, share and laugh. Focusing on improving your relationships will get you through this.


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