Staying Happy During The Covid-19 Crisis - advice from our Happiness Coach #3
April • 3rd, 2020
by Julie Leonard
Staying Happy During The Covid-19 Crisis
’ll be honest, I had a bit of a wobble this week. Generally I’m handling the current crisis and lockdown well and remain positive and busy. But it did hit me as I watched the pandemic unfold that I am far from home and my family and close friends and I don’t know when I’ll be next able to travel to see them. And even though I know that if I was back in Scotland and one of my family was ill I couldn’t go to them anyway, this situation has made me feel the distance more this week.
I’ve come to realise that it's ok to have tough days, that we can’t be 100% positive all of the time. So I am accepting that I need to ride the wave of emotion as it comes. Here are 3 other ways I’m maintaining my emotional resilience:
1. I am focusing on what I can control
2. I am focusing on the positives
As the world presses pause and we are in lockdown I am focusing on the gifts this time has presented me with. More quality time with my son, more quality time with my partner, more time to hug my cat! To name just 3.
3. Social isolation not emotional isolation
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