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I found that some ways to stay positive helped me feel better and better the longer I did them. Meditate – Meditation is a greatly under-estimated tool for happiness and mental health. It’s about learning to control your thoughts. If you can control your thoughts you won’t be taken away by sad memories from the past or negative fantasies about the future. You can learn to be here now, in the present moment, as they. . . Read More
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Some of the methods that help me stay positive are about avoiding common traps I used to fall into. Don’t Punish Myself – I realized that if I put myself down for being afraid or anxious, then I have two problems instead of just one – the anxiety, and feeling bad about myself. It’s OK to be afraid at a time like this. It’s natural. I just do my best to keep my mind off. . . Read More
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Some of the methods that help me stay positive are quicker and easier than others. Laugh – I realized long ago the healthiest thing I can do for myself is to be happy. When you’re happy your body produces hormones that make your immune system stronger. They say that’s the most effective defense against Covid-19. Those same hormones make you feel better, function better, and improve your health both short and long term. Watching The. . . Read More
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Here are the methods I learned to stay positive during times of stress. I divided them into four categories. On this page are the ones I do first. Take Action – When something bad happens I look for things I can control in the situation, and work on those. If I’m not sure what to do, I do anything I can think of. Even if I’m doing the wrong thing I figure it out soon. . . Read More
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I saw a video on Youtube today that said God caused the Covid-19 virus so that everybody would stay home. I don’t like that idea. It made me think about both the positive aspects of religion and the negative ones. The video mixes very positive thoughts with very negative ones. It says “Today we are one” and that we should work together. Those are wonderful thoughts. And it has beautiful images, calming music, and a. . . Read More
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