2020 will go down in history as being one of the most eventful and just plain weird years ever. Dealing with job loss, financial struggle, a whole health crisis, and an incompetent President has had us all on edge. Staying positive can seem impossible, but it is a necessity. Taking care of your mind will determine how you survive this moment in time, and ultimately what you do when it is all over.
Here are 5 ways to stay positive during the pandemic:
Make Time for Self Care. The American Psychological Association found that 7 out of 10 adult Americans are dealing with stress due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Who could blame them? We are living through unprecedented times while also adapting to its unpredictable effects. Practicing self-care will ease stress and anxiety. Whether it’s taking the time to deep condition, cleaning your house, or reading a book, making time to relax will make all the difference in your mental state.
Be Intentional. Quarantine has given many a newfound abundance of time. Though we all have wasted days on the sofa binge-watching Netflix, implementing changes in your routine will greatly benefit you. Schedule your day. Make a list of tasks you need to accomplish and hold yourself accountable. Don’t let a day pass without using this time to level up.
Start A Business. This may sound like an unconventional way to stay busy, but it will keep your mind on something positive. Millions of people are currently out of work or working from home. This is an opportune time to become your own boss. Plus, holding the keys to your financial freedom will ease stress.
Workout. Sis, step away from the refrigerator. When scheduling your day be sure to include a good workout. The time to work on your dream body is now. Start with a quick 30-minute routine at home. When the world opens back up completely you’ll be ready to slay.
Say Affirmations. Positivity starts from within. None of the advice given will work if you do not believe in yourself. Set aside time in the morning to say daily affirmations. They can be as simple as “I believe in me. I believe in my ability to succeed.” Try listening to them in a song.
Though the pandemic has been traumatic remember to live a state of gratitude. You are still capable of living the life you want. Be strong and choose to be positive.