Coping with COVID-19: 10 Ways to Stay Positive.

The world we’re living in has changed rapidly over the last few weeks. Adjusting to our new reality can be stressful, but there are ways to cope with Covid-19.

How to Stay Positive During the Coronavirus Pandemic? | Asharq AL-awsat

Staying positive and optimistic during times of crisis can be challenging, but it’s critical to your mental well-being and immune system. Today, due to the restriction caused by the Coronavirus pandemic it is hard to stay positive.

Remaining optimistic in the face of social distancing and isolation and constant news about the virus, possible loss of income requires lots of effort and continuous mindfulness.  


1- Limit your news intake

You could watch 24-hour news channels, listen to warnings on the radio, or visit countless websites and be bombarded with the fear of the moment. Instead, choose a single news source and decide how much limited time you’ll spend with it each day. Then stick to your plan.

Keep Away From Too Much News!!! Limit your intake. You could watch 24-hour news channels, listen to  warnings on the radio, or visit countless websites and be bombarded with the fear of the moment. Instead, choose a single news source and decide how much limited time you’ll spend with it each day. Then stick to your plan.

2- Practice gratefulness. 

Even when life seems going nowhere, there are things we still have and that we should be grateful for. Keep a gratefulness journal or do a quick morning gratefulness meditation. Notice both significant and small items for which you are thankful. Important things can include your home, your health, your family, your friends, your ability to put food on your table, and other essentials. Small things are more momentary pleasures, like a hot cup of coffee, a calming bath, a good book, or a funny meme. Be sure to include as much detail into your gratefulness practice as possible.

Always be aware that there is someone up there that do not have half of of what you got, be grateful for what you have instead of complaining for things that you don’t have.

Always be aware that there is someone up there that do not have half of of what you got, be grateful for what you have instead of complaining for things that you don't have.

3- Watch a funny movie

Thanks to the huge popularity of YouTube and Netflix, there are thousands of videos that can help you take your mind off current events, even if its only for three minutes at a time or for an entire movie- Start to bookmark the funniest among them so you can return for a repeat viewing whenever things feel gloomy. Here are our selection for you:

1- We are the Millers
2- Pineapple express
3- What happen in Vegas
4- The Zohan
5- Hot shot
6- The wrong missy…


4- Exercice

This should be part of your daily routine already, but now even more so. I used to go to gym at least 5 to 6 times a week before the lock-down and now I feel that it is really hard to get started again. Instead of going to gym daily, I know tried something new call “Calisthenic” they are exercises that don’t rely on anything but a person’s own body weight. These exercises are performed with differing levels of intensity and rhythm. Sometimes these exercises are done with light handheld tools like rings and wands.

"Calisthenic" they are exercises that don't rely on anything but a person's own body weight. These exercises are performed with differing levels of intensity and rhythm. Sometimes these exercises are done with light handheld tools like rings and wands.

5- Practice act of kindness

The covid-19 has affected lots of businesses worldwide but homeless people still on the street and it may get even harder for them to survive. Always remember that a small act of kindness creates an endless ripple…

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