All of us are experiencing a wide range of emotions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but the most common one is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of getting the virus, fear of losing a loved one. So how can we keep ourselves emotionally healthy?
Start by developing an attitude of HOPE.
HOPE is not just about a fleeting moment or temporary feeling that things will get better. It's about a lifestyle. A lifestyle you develop that's a reflection of everything you do and everything you are. Using HOPE as a platform to help motivate you to think positively and be proactive helps you make the most of every situation, even those not-so- good ones.
When you learn to manage your thoughts, nothing gets the best of you as you will respond in a positive way because you've learned to take action to improve your situation. HOPE is something we develop as we face adversity and learn from our struggles; it's not something we are born with.
As we shift how we think about life, we develop the strength to overcome our biggest fears and toughest challenges. Focus on solutions and what you can control and what you can do to move forward . Be proactive by turning your focus to what you can contribute and help those around you. When you bring hope into the lives of others, it inspires hope within you.
HOPE reassures us that the expectations of our future are greater than the fear of our present.
These lifestyle changes are especially important during this time of uncertainty.
by Kristi Hugstad
Each of us has attached ourselves to something or somebody, and when you lose that special thing or person, you grieve. Always. You can try to run from it all you want, but it will always find you and tackle you when you’re not looking. My blogs, along with my books, will give you the tools to help you learn to live with your new self as you journey through your grief.