How to Cope AND Thrive During COVID-19

How to Thrive in COVID-19

( – For so many people, there’s a lot of stress and worry over the current state of affairs in the world. It can be easy to get caught up in the grips of doom and gloom, but it’s also important to focus on the positive. You may be in quarantine or self-isolation, but you can use that time to work on yourself and your life. Here’s how.

Now You Have Time for Self-Care

There’s no better time than now to focus on yourself. Diving into a 40+ hour work week often leaves many people with limited time to go to the gym or improve their mind and spirit. But now, you can feel free to do that mud facial mask and paint your toenails.

Go outside and get your blood flowing. Of course, do so safely and only if you can legally go outside in your area. But even if it’s just stepping out onto your porch or balcony for some fresh air, it can help with your physical and mental health.

Intrusive thoughts and anxiety can also be difficult during a pandemic. Keep yourself sane by practicing daily meditation and mindfulness. This will help you control stress.

Tackle Something You’ve Been Putting Off

Have an unfinished novel? Maybe you’ve wanted to clean out your garage piled high with boxes. Or, maybe you just want to finally break that terrible habit of putting off small home repair projects until they become so much worse.

Consider all those big projects you’ve been putting off for months or years because of a lack of time. What’s stopping you now from getting those projects checked off your to-do list? Make today really count and tomorrow will feel full of clarity and achievement.

Consider Growing a Garden

One thing that COVID-19 has taught us is that it can be somewhat challenging and sometimes scary to venture out and get groceries. In many cases, some items are sold in limited quantities or sold out completely.

Consider putting in a garden. Even if you don’t have the yard space, start small. A container garden can give you some tasty tomatoes and peppers at harvest time. Order seeds through a seed exchange or an online retailer.

Read More and Prosper

One thing that doesn’t have to go to waste during the pandemic is your ability to stimulate your noggin. Being a couch potato is tempting, but instead, boost your brain power by reading a novel or two in your spare time. Take an online enrichment class to learn a new language or study about a particular subject that interests you. Your brain will thank you.

And knowledge is power!

If you’ve been feeling stuck, out of sorts, or just plain discombobulated, know that you aren’t alone — and you don’t need to STAY that way. Avoid the doom and gloom and focus on making your own life better. Before you know it, you’ll be busy again with the everyday bustle. You might even find you enjoy this whole new way of living.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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