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19 Jul

How To Stay Positive During Lockdown

In the current climate, we have been advised to stay at home until further notice. This whole situation is not ideal for us, for anyone, especially with it being out of our control, something that so many of us hold onto. 

However, when we are confronted with issues that are out of our control, the best way to react and deal with this is to stare it in the face and acknowledge it.  Having to stay at home can be turned into a positive. Most people are usually too busy with their everyday life and work, to do everything they’ve always wanted to do. The opportunities that come with more free time, is the time to tackle our to-do lists!
 
Whether that be certain work projects, tasks that need doing around the house or just simply looking after yourself now is the time to do things for you. If you need a little nudge, this could include exercise, meditation, skincare and baking.  The opportunities are endless, you just have to figure out the best ways to use your time. 

Many of us don’t get the opportunity to spend time at home with our loved onesbut now is the perfect time to do just that; It’s a chance to slow down, rest up and have a well-deserved break with the loving company of your family. If you’re still working, then that’s ok too – consider the time you would take when commuting to work and use this time for some self-care.

We all live fast-paced lives with everything changing within minutes, so it’s nice to be able to take the time to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life.  Sometimes having certain restrictions and limitations in what we can do, makes us appreciate what we do have a lot more. 

It’s almost as if the world has made everything and everybody slow down, to give itself a reset. Mother Nature knows to put herself first when it’s necessary. We spend so much time, energy and money trying to make a house a home and your safe space, yet most don’t get the chance to sit and actually enjoy that new sofa, because of our ever-demanding schedules.

The world may have pressed pause on us, but that doesn't mean we have to pause with it...

Use this time to evolve. Use this time to grow. One thing we have on our side during this strange period of our life is time, something that most of us struggle within our day to day lives. It’s about learning to use it wisely and take full advantage of this opportunity! 

It is important that we are creating better situations for ourselves, by figuring out what areas of our lives need improvement and deserve our attention. Whether that be working on yourself, your relationships or even work and finances, always strive to keep improving and taking yourself to the next level in life. Setting yourself goals will help you keep on track and working towards what you want.

Negative situations don’t always have to be negative. Finding the positive in a negative situation goes a long way, especially for your mental health. Now more than ever, we need to appreciate the positives in anything we see. Always look at your glass as half full, not half empty. You will be surprised what having a positive outlook does for your frame of mind, especially in darker times. 

Once this is all lifted, we can all rejoice with one another. Imagine how amazing it is going to feel, being reunited and surrounded by our loved ones. That feeling we once took for granted, but never will again. 

Everything will eventually go back to normal and all of this will soon be a distant memory. Until then…

Stay Positive, Stay Safe, Stay Home.  
Leah Singh
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