Keeping a positive outlook can be a struggle during times of uncertainty and understandably so. It’s easy to feel surrounded by doom and gloom when you’re virtually sequestered. It’s important to take your mental health seriously, and mindset seems to be the key. There are two camps out there when it comes to mindset during challenging times. Some people are able to focus on the positives, while others seem to be more challenged to keep a productive, positive mentality.
Attitude can really be everything when it comes to a healthy mindset.
We might be feeling isolated. But what about thinking of it as an opportunity to spend much-needed quality time with your immediate family. Maybe you find yourself still working from home with the kids. You could give in to the worry and let it stress you out. Or you can use this time spent with your children and bring the family closer. Try making it a fun experience! Not all learning is done in the classroom or behind a computer screen. How about taking the kids outside or yourself for a nature walk to collect leaves or make snow angels if you have snow. Are you someone that likes to go outside and look up and the clouds to see what different things you can find in the clouds? Getting fresh air outside is so needed as well.
Another way to keep positive is to try and unplug.
It’s necessary to take a conscious step back from the tv. I try to not let myself be inundated with negative things. Remember, there are still good things happening in the world. Maybe search for some funny videos to watch. Tik Tok, Reels on Insta gram, oh my goodness people are creative. You can Facetime with friends and family. Do something to make yourself smile and laugh. Have you ever had that one laugh that you can’t breathe? You end up crying from the laughter and it takes a minute to compose yourself. If you haven’t, I challenge you to find that one thing that brings that kind of laughter to you. Oh, my goodness it is so good for our souls.
Sometimes something as small as what you’re wearing can make all the difference in how you feel.
Even if you’re working from home now, getting up and getting dressed as if you were headed to the office, may give that needed mood boost and positive motivation. Achieving a positive outlook can be as simple as daily positive affirmations. Saying daily affirmations can help shift your mind. Starting in the morning with them and ending your day as well with saying them. Find what works best for you.
Giving yourself a mood-makeover
is something we can all do to help ourselves stay focused on the positives during this time of uncertainty. Remember, no one is perfect. So, if you feel yourself starting to slip into negative thinking patterns, try making a conscious effort to rearrange your mindset. Or head over to Powerful-Kind-Women for some love and inspiration. A positive attitude can go a long way! Having gratitude helps our attitude.