Power of Positivity
It is important to know that you have control over your thoughts. Controlling your thoughts is not easy and it takes practice. Just like developing all good habits, it takes time for the habit/action to become part of your personality. Success and setbacks go together when trying to make changes. When stress is elevated it is easy to let your mind wander to all the negative.
When your normal routine is interrupted, you might focus more on your thoughts. If the “new normal” is uncomfortable, it will be easier to get discouraged and think negatively. If I tell you to just stop thinking so negatively, chances are you might not be that successful. When you are trying to remove negative thinking, you need to replace it with something else. If you don’t, the unwanted thoughts creep right back in. Below I have listed some positive thoughts and affirmations from the book “You Can Do All Things”. Pick one that you like. Let one of these thoughts or another one you find, fill your thoughts. When your mind is focused and practicing positive thoughts, there is less room for negativity.
“Whatever happens today, you will make it through”
“No matter how unsure you feel, every step forward matters”
“Progress is still progress, no matter how small”
“With every challenge you meet you gain experience; every day you’re leveling up”
“Just one day at a time”
“You can get through this”
“You are stronger than you feel”
“Don’t give up”
“Be kind to yourself today”
We are all coming through huge changes in our actions and thoughts to deal with COVID-19. Much of the news is negative. But at the same time, we can focus on the “truly good” and “find the good” in our day to day responses. There’s a very good reason why social media has been loaded with funny memes and feel good stories. These help to replace the negative thoughts of the crisis with positive thoughts, laughter and hope.
We got this,