Keeping a Positive Attitude in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic by Yogi Joelle:
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, fears and worries about catching this unknown virus and the health concerns associated surrounds us, fuelled by the media and fed by our natural survival instinct to protect our family.
However, I truly believe this is also a time to pause and reflect about our bodies health as well as our psyche’s health. This is the opportunity to recognise that we have a choice and a say to have full control over our health destiny. We don’t have to give in to fear! We simply need to commit to our physical and mental wellness in our life.
This is also the time to re-wire our brain for hope and optimism. Remaining an optimist is so powerful in the face of adversity. In a New York Times article – “ Looking on the bright side may be better for your health” refers to a recent studies that found :
A number of recent long-term studies has linked greater optimism to a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic ailments and to fostering “exceptional longevity.”
How can you remain an optimist in the face of this Coronavirus outbreak?
Focus on the positives and gains as a result of this outbreak. Here are a few I have found:
What else can you think about to contribute to my list? Please share your thoughts!
- People and places are focusing on cleanliness
- Less flights = less CO2 emissions
- More time to spend at home with loved ones, family, or simply to catch up with your books
- Realisation of importance on health and wellness
- Politicians and corporate primary focus is on the health of the people
- A general sense of mankind humbleness and less arrogance as the “king of the world”
Written by Yogi Joelle, an optimist at heart! For her life is too short to be taken too seriously, everything is much better when we smile and laugh it off.
Joelle is a NLP and positive psychology life coach. She teaches yoga and meditation and conducts Mindfulness and Mind training workshops teaching her student to take control of their mind to find happiness and success in life.