5 Tips to Stay Positive During Quarantine

In these scary and difficult times, staying positive is no easy task. Surrounded by negative news on a daily basis, stress and anxiety are inevitable.

If you’re struggling to find the silver lining in the dark coronavirus cloud, you’re not alone. When there’s so much happening in the world that’s out of your control, there’s only one option: focus on what you can control.

It comes down to asking yourself: Will you let the panic take over or see these challenges as opportuni1es? Will you look at quarantine as a time to learn and grow?

During life’s setbacks, we can either crumble or evolve into a stronger and wiser person. Here are five things you can do right now to stay positive: 

1. Find healthy ways to calm your mind 

Let’s be honest. In the midst of this chaos and confusion, we’re all stressed about something. Whether it’s your health, financial stability, or relationships, having a positive attitude is easier said than done. 

To take care of your mental health, try prac1cing mindfulness. For example, instead of scrolling through social media as soon as you wake up, listen to a meditation. By creating a mindful morning routine, you’ll set a positive tone for the day. You’ll be better able to handle any stress that comes your way. 

2. Cultivate good ea-ng and exercise habits 

There’s no denying the strong connec1on between the mind and body. Do you notice you overeat when you’re stressed? Do you experience sudden mood swings aNer ea1ng sugary or processed food? It’s a constant feedback loop: a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and vice versa. 

If you’re a fitness fanatic, quarantine has probably forced you to make some serious changes to your exercise regimen. And while this lockdown has thrown us all for a loop, it’s important we find new ways to stay active. 

The good news is that there’s a wide variety of home workouts. Even if you don’t have gym equipment, you can do bodyweight exercises, yoga, and other types of training that will not only help you lose weight, but also increase your strength. 

Along with working out on a daily basis, be mindful of your diet. What you eat directly impacts the way you feel, so choose foods that will boost your mood! 

3. Plan virtual dates with family and friends 

Isn’t it ironic? Isolation has caused many of us to rekindle friendships and made us more social than ever. Thanks to technology, we can stay connected even while at a distance. 

FaceTime, Google Hangouts and Zoom are all great op1ons. There are also apps that allow you to do group virtual activities such as trivia or watching a movie together. 

4. Schedule one -me each day to catch up on the news 

How often are you checking the news? While it’s important to stay informed, all the negativity will start to weigh heavily on you. Science confirms it. 

It sounds simple, but limiting your media exposure is one of the best ways to boost your positive thinking during quarantine. 

5. Create a schedule that makes sense for you 

Working remotely has quite a few perks, but when it comes to increasing productivity…not so much. Of course, there are those who are motivated in any environment, but if you’re like most people, you find it difficult to stay focused amidst all the distractions  at home. 

In these fast-changing and uncertain Times, staying organized and feeling a sense of security is important. This can be accomplished by coming up with a routine that makes you feel productive and purposeful. 

Are you an early bird or a night owl? If you do your best work in the morning, make sure to get the hardest projects out the way first. On the other hand, if you’re most productive at night, schedule your workouts in the morning and save the tough stuff for later. 

Stay Positive  by Committing  to Positive  Lifestyle Changes

In this challenging time, staying positive requires a comprehensive approach: take care of your mind, take care of your body and take one day at a time. Rather than worrying about the future, choose to be present! 


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