In a time of the coronavirus pandemic, recession and redundancy – it is essential that we stay positive during crisis.
Throughout the years I’ve been on this earth, I’ve adopted certain strategies to stay positive when I’ve found it hard to keep going. Here are my 5 top tips to stay positive.
1. There’s always someone worse off
- It sounds slightly inconsiderate – that being better off than most would make you feel better, but that’s not the point. The point is to be grateful for what you have been blessed with, because others have not been so fortunate. Ultimately it’s the practise of gratefulness that should boost feelings of positivity.
2. Look at how far you’ve come and everything you’ve achieved
- At some point – as David Goggins puts it – it’s time to pull out the cookie jar. This means that when times get hard, you should draw on all that you’ve achieved up to that point, and that should sharpen your perspective, spurring you to continue on strong.
3. Surround yourself with positive people or things
- ‘You are the company you keep’. For example, if you hang around negative people, can you expect to have positive thoughts, feelings and discussions? – No. If you hang around positive people can you expect to have positive thoughts, feelings and discussions? – Yes. It’s simple. The same goes for the content you take in, this can also greatly affect your mood, so be mindful.
4. Repeat positive affirmations to yourself
- Sometimes you may be short of time and need a quick boost. For example, this may be just before an important meeting or interview. Speaking words into existence proves effective for some people, the process is to speak it, believe it, and then put it into action. Give it a go.
5. Recall your happiest memories and focus on those
- In times when you feel you are in a slump and nothing seems to be going your way, instead of focusing on the turmoil of the moment, fix your mind on the brighter things. Such as, memories you are fond of. This works to lift your mood and can instantly change your perspective to that of a good one.
I hope this helps.