Developing and maintaining positive energy involves more than merely thinking happy thoughts. It is the anticipation of good (i.e. happiness, health, and success) and it is the belief that all things — situations, obstacles, and difficulties — will work out favorably in the end.
Staying positive does not mean ignoring negativity. It is the acknowledgment of the negative moment but then choosing to focus on the positive sides of it.
We all want to stay positive when facing challenges and negative situations but also know how hard it is to do.
So here are 5 things you can do to help revive your positive energy:
1. Enjoy Nature
Research shows that reveling in the great outdoors promotes human health. Spending time in serene natural environments has been scientifically proven to lower stress levels, improve working memory and provide a sense of rejuvenation. How about a walk to harvest some Dandelions to make a Dandelions Lemonade?
Nevertheless, please, remember to follow HSE and WHO guidelines. Going out into your backyard, balcony or sitting close to one of your house plants can also help.
2. Breathe Deeply
Breathing exercises help expel toxic air from your body and refills your body and more importantly–your brain with fresh air. It clears your mind and allows you to regain mental clarity. Check our Moments of Calm series of breathing techniques. They may help.
3. Have some "me time"
Rewarding yourself with “me time” and celebrating who you are as a person is vital to sustaining a positive outlook. It can be a warm bath, a piece of chocolate, listening to your favorite music and why not, a cup of warm and comforting tea.
4. Take advantage of found time.
Take this opportunity to focus on some things you have had no time for. Finishing that DIY project, starting your own herb garden, reading that book you bought a long time ago, learn a new skill, relax and chill on the sofa.
5. Keep in touch with friends and family.
Zoom, Google hangouts, and other video-chats apps may have been created for business purposes but this does not mean this is the only way you can use them. Get your friends together to talk and party a bit, each one from its own home. Keeping in contact with your support system is important in protecting your energy.
Be engaged in activities that are positive, heartwarming, stress-reducing and laughter-inducing!
We are in this together, and together we will get through this.
Be safe and if you can, stay home!