We are living in an interesting time in history and are treading in uncharted waters, as we are forced out of our normal day-to-day lives, faced with uncertainty (and anxiety) and prevented from engaging with our friends and co-workers. For the most part, we are okay, if we are healthy and have some money saved up, but the isolation many of us are living in, makes us feel alone and craving social contact.
We are, afterall, social creatures, and one the worst punishment for any human being is solitary confinement. As we learn to adapt to our current situation, I’d like to share with you some isolation and anxiety survival tips that will help you to keep a positive mindset and a “glass-half-full” mentality as we fight the global pandemic, uniting as one global community.
If you are feeling anxiety or fear, know that you are not the only one, and I do too at times. The positive thing to remember is that this collective fear presents an opportunity to release it and awaken spiritually. I will discuss this in the last guideline: Practice surrender.
Here are 5 guidelines to incorporate into your days. There’s no better time than now to take these into consideration, as we are staying home, ready to make the best out of this situation.
1. CREATE AND FOLLOW A ROUTINE
2. IMPLEMENT SELF-IMPROVEMENT HABITS
3. STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
4. GIVE GRATITUDE FOR THE POSITIVES
5. PRACTICE SURRENDER & GIVE LOVE
The most important advice I’d like to offer is to limit your exposure to news and be aware of how the media can affect your thought patterns. If you notice that you feel anxiety or hopelessness after watching the news, you need to protect your energy field by removing the trigger that causes this negativity to rise up. You don’t need to be listening to it all day – so turn off the news channel and stop reading everything you can about COVID-19 and its effects on the world. The right news and the right message will reach you when you need to hear it.
We are responsible for choosing how we react to any situation and even our own thoughts.
Be aware of your thoughts and recognize them for what they are – just thoughts, not objective reality. Once you become conscious of the thoughts, especially the negative ones, you have a choice:
Dwell on it and let it spiral out of control
Stop the thought and focus on something positive or reframe it
Positivity is a choice that each of us has to make daily, even hourly in some cases! It is not something you can “hope” to become one day. The option to choose the positive thought or good angle is always available to you. We all have the same worries and negative thoughts are just part of the package of being a human. But it’s those people who take the choice to think more positively are often the ones who live a happier life.
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