How to Stay Positive During the CVOID19 Breakout

How to Stay Positive During the CVOID19 Breakout

Isabella Kendrena, Staff Writer

In the current state of our world, it can be very difficult to stay positive with the uncertainty and fear that surrounds us. Being trapped indoors is frustrating, and it is easy to feel sorry for yourself, or dwell about all that you are “missing out on.” As someone who has struggled with these negative emotions myself, I thought it was important to take a step back and think about how I can make the most of the situation we are in. In my journey to find optimism, I discovered a variety of resources and activities that not only help pass the time in quarantine but also make me feel good. 

Positivity Tip #1: Write a list of things you are grateful for- During self-isolation I made a list of things that I am grateful for because I wanted to remind myself that despite the terrible situation we are in, there are still things in life that should be cherished. Gratitude can help you overcome challenging times because it really puts things into perspective. We can easily feel sorry for ourselves in a time like this and focus on all that is being taken from us. However, when you focus on what you do have, gratitude can help you develop a more positive mindset, and allow you to find ways to spend your time wisely. 

Positivity Tip #2: Download the “Motivation” app on your phone- “Motivation” is a great app that sends you daily motivational and positive quotes. There are a large variety of quotes, and you can even adjust the content preference settings to send you quotes specific to your interests or situation. 

Positivity Tip #3: Go on hikes and walks- As long as you avoid crowded trails and walk paths, going outside and appreciating nature is a great way to relax, decompress, and stay positive. It is also a great way to get exercise and pass the time. 

Positivity Tip #4: Write in a journal- Writing about your time in self-isolation can be a great way to release negativity or tension. In my journal, I write short summaries of each day and try to create a plan of things to do in order to stay organized and occupied. 

I hope that in these tough times, we find time to take care of ourselves and remember that the pain is only temporary. Time is a gift, and if we use our extra time wisely, we can discover positivity in momentary chaos.