How to stay Positive

I am sure that you are aware of the news lately. The conorvirius has taken the world by storm. Cities are on lockdown, attractions are closed, concerts and events are canceled, and worry and fear are mounting.

So, how can we stay positive in light of this challenging time?

If you are one of the many that are currently on personal quarantine and have to work from home, or some of the college students having to learn from home, or just someone that is just a little panicked, this blog is for you.

Here are some of my tips to stay positive.

Practice Daily Gratitude

We often forget the simple gifts and pleasures that we have. Remind yourself that life is a gift, and even though these are less than ideal times, we can still do so much good for others. We still have food, water, and shelter. I like to take a few moments every morning to pray and thank God for a beautiful morning and a day that I get to work for Him. So just take a few moments to jot down anything that you are particularly grateful for, and I promise you will fee much better afterwards.

Journal

Journaling has always helped me get over negative thoughts. Just like having daily gratitude, I also like to use journaling to write down what I am thankful for, what I am happy about, and what really made my day. There are always things to be thankful for and be happy about, it is all about shifting our mindset from fear to hope.

Do an act of Kindness for Someone else

Sometimes helping stay positive is to do an act of kindness for someone else. If you still live at home, try to help your parents around the house. Or if you live with roommates, try to help out more or do someone else’s household chore. If you live alone, make the time to help out your parents, or volunteer to buy gas, groceries, or anything else that someone might need. You will forget all of your own personal worries as your attention is focused to the individual and task at hand. And you will have a better mindset. Doing something for others is said to help boost your mood and make you happier as well.

Send a Letter

We are so blessed to live in a time where we can virtually contact anyone though various means. We have skype, email, Instagram, snapchat, YouTube, and a whole host of platforms to communicate. However, there is nothing to compare to a handwritten letter. I know whenever I receive a letter in the mail, my mood is instantly brightened. This would be a great time to send all your friends a personal letter saying how much you care and appreciate their friendship.

Take a Walk in Nature

Getting in some sunshine and seeing beautiful plants can help get back into a positive mindset. Whenever I am feeling low on energy or feel like I am stuck on something, I take a walk. It helps me think on something else. I am also able to appreciate the beauty before me.

Daily Devotions and Prayer

Never underestimate the power of prayer. It is during these times of uncertainty that I am reminded about the power of prayer. We should pray for on another, for those who are sick, for those who are out of work or cannot come home due to travel restrictions. Remember we are always better than what we deserve. Sometimes staying positive is to think outside of our own needs and focus on what is going on in the lives of others.

During these times of hardship, I am reminded that so much of our lives are not in our control. But there should be no fear, for if we believe and have hope in Christ, then we have nothing to fear.

As Charles Spurgeon stated,

” Do not fear; God is with you. He is our strength and salvation. He has numbered our days. He is sovereign, and his will will not be thwarted.”

And lastly I will leave with this verse,

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. ”

Psalm 28:7

I hope that these tips will be helpful. Stay tuned as I am launching a new Instagram accound for this blog and will post each day on how I am staying positive, calm, and prayerful.

Have a blessed day,

Alyssa

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