Are you struggling to stay positive during this #Covid19 Lockdown?
“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.”
Here are some things you can try to do to stay focused and try to make the most of this downtime!
The very first thing to do is get up and make the bed. It makes such a difference to getting up in the morning especially if I have a challenging day ahead. That way, I don’t get back in. I then brush my teeth, wash my face and make coffee. Some days recently even these tasks are difficult but I find this 1 2 3 works for me. My purpose has gone!
However, if I have trouble getting up I try the ‘Rocket’ method which I heard on the radio one morning. It was a lady and she had suffered from terrible depression and she saw a report on the news about space travel. It came to her mind the next morning as she woke up and she thought ‘3 2 1 Blastoff’ and jumped up. Not only did it get her up but when I do it I laugh my head off. It’s so simple but sometimes it’s all we need.
Find what works for you, be it dancing round the kitchen, dressing up, exercise, do whatever it takes to get through this. This is week 6 for me I’m looking back and thinking about what I could have been doing instead of doing it. So, today I wrote this. I’m not an expert and it’s not scientific but it’s made me feel better and given me a sense of purpose for an hour.
So whether it’s 1 2 3 or 3 2 1 try to stay positive and do whatever you can to keep yourself from dipping too far in these very strange times.
Today was a good day and tomorrow, who knows but, I’ll do the best I can to stay safe and stay home?
It’s not that hard really!