The impact and aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic is significant and has caused stress and anxiety for many people. The good news is that you can turn these negative feelings into positive thoughts so that you can better cope with the challenges and changes you will encounter along the way.
This article will explain how you can learn to think differently, cheer yourself up and see the full half of the cup; rather than the empty half. It will be valuable advice to change your life philosophy and focus on the positives. When you’re done reading you can check this article to see why it matters to have a positive mindset and how our thoughts materialise and shape our reality.
The importance of focusing on positives:
A positive state of mind is of crucial importance these days. It keeps you sane and allows you to live and work with confidence, peace of mind and find inner balance. You maintain a certain balance in life and walk towards success easily. Indeed, a person living mindfully draws power from this type of mindset and becomes more resilient, determined and agile.
You can compare the situation to an ocean. Sometimes the waves are high and loud, and a little later the surface of the water becomes smooth and calm. In other words, there’s ups and lows. So, let’s simply learn to ride the waves of life and enjoy them with more buoyancy and energy.
In a stormy sea, sometimes everything seems to turn against you, and you feel like you are not making any progress. Know, however, that with the right mindset, a healthy dose of confidence and a modicum of focus, you will manage to move forward.
Tips to focus on the positives:
This will make your life richer, fuller and you will enjoy and see the beauty of the calm sea even more, after challenging and defying an entire storm. With the tips below, You will learn to attack the situation in a practical way and find the bright silver line in every situation.
1. Stay in shape:
A healthy mind can only flourish in a healthy body. This may sound like a cliché, but it is vitally important. Eat healthy every day, drink enough water, exercise for at least half an hour and get enough sleep.
You will immediately feel much better, surrounded by positive energy and refreshed. This is exactly what you need to face the challenges life throws at you and to increase your ability to improvise and adapt.
2. Focus as much as possible on what gives you energy:
Doing what you enjoy will make you feel better about yourself. Choose where you invest your energy and avoid tasks that require superhuman efforts.
Eliminate or delegate the things that frustrate you. most This way, you will enjoy life much more and spread and infect everyone around you with a natural joy of living. Positive vibes are extremely contagious.
3. Learn to listen to your feelings:
If you train your mind to think positively, you will be able to focus better, think more clearly and solve problems faster. Negative thinking is a habit that you can break yourself. Turning the negative thoughts into positive ones, is within everyone’s reach and practice makes perfect. Check out this article on how to control your negative emotions.
By distancing yourself from your problems and not taking life seriously, you will often be able to laugh at little inconveniences rather than let them frustrate you.
Also, communicate in a positive way and avoid for example sentences starting with ‘I can’t…’, ‘I hate…’, ‘This will never work…'”.
4. Love yourself:
Focus on who you are and who you want to be. Believe in yourself. Talk about yourself confidently and out loud, in front of the mirror. Your confidence will grow through these exercises. Your self-image will change, and you will become a new better version of yourself.
5. What gets your attention:
Pay attention to the things that are important to you. This way, you will focus on positivity and gradually give way to creativity. Visualization will help prepare your mind to achieve your goals. It’s a kind of mental rehearsal that top athletes and artists often use.
You simply think of and visualise images of specific, desired situations and scenarios of life. This makes your subconscious believe that you can do it and you attract your own desired outcome with your thinking. Achieving your goals becomes much easier.
6. Be grateful:
When you think about it, you’re not so bad off, are you? Think more often about all the things that are going well. This way, you’ll make room for tranquility in your mind. This will help you fight anxiety and stress. In other words, count your blessings.
Before you go to bed, try to make a habit of writing down three things you were grateful for during the day. This way, you’ll go to sleep feeling happy and there’s nothing better for good mental health.
7. Small pleasures:
Give your loved ones a pat on the back every now and then. This will increase your overall well-being and connection with others. People who enjoy the simple pleasures in life are usually much more optimistic.
Don’t underestimate the power of positive thinking and being content or happy about little details in life. It’s easy to do: for example, organize little ‘self-care sessions’ on the weekend, that can make you happy and satisfied.