Staying Positive

Staying positive during these difficult times is so important, as we are surrounded by negative and upsetting stories, and we are having to isolate and miss out on our normal daily lives. However, I am trying to focus on the positives that have and are emerging from this situation. Here are a few of those positives:

Less rushing, more time

I am currently working from home, and the one thing I do not miss at the moment is the morning rush before work, having to wake up early, rush around to get ready for work (the time in the mornings definitely goes quicker than any other time of the day, right?) and getting stuck in traffic for an hour during my commute each day. I now have time to wake up at my own pace, have a nice slow breakfast and coffee, and even have time to have a tidy. I am really appreciating this extra time I have and the slower pace of life! I also have more time to focus on the activities I don’t normally have time for, like reading a book, or tidying out my wardrobe.

Spending time outdoors

It’s so nice to see more people walking, running and cycling outdoors, of course keeping their distance from others. I am making time each lunchtime to go for a run around the field near where I live to get much needed fresh air and exercise in this nice weather we have been having lately. It’s so important to make use of your one form of exercise per day for mental and physical wellbeing at this time.

Seeing people come together and support each other

It’s also so lovely to see people pulling together to help others get through this challenging time. People are volunteering, donating, and helping the vulnerable and those less fortunate. I have loved watching the news stories about children who have gone to sing outside care homes, and people putting slips through doors with offers of helping with shopping or collecting medication. It’s so nice to see that community spirit, and I hope it continues long after this is all over!

9 thoughts on “Staying Positive

  1. DeAnna Vincent says:

    Great post! Like you, I am working from home and appreciate not having to get up and rush out the door for a 45 minute commute and I’m enjoying spending more time outside. My trick for staying positive is to focus on the things I actually have control of and to only watch the news in the morning and then turn it off. I want to know what’s happening in the world but hearing the same negative fear mongering stories over and over again just feeds a growing and counterproductive anxiety.

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  2. Prutha Pimpalgaonkar says:

    Love this post girl! I wanna explore more of your posts! Btw i too started blogging @ The Confessions Of A Music And Book Addict and would appreciate some support!
    Stay healthy
    -Prutha xoxo

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