3 Ways to Help Manage Stress During COVID-19 Crisis
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3 Ways to Help Manage Stress During COVID-19 Crisis

Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, PCC
Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, PCC
Executive Coach, Psychologist & Art Therapist

In the current times of uncertainty and difficulties arising due to the COVID-19 virus it is easy to become stressed which is an unavoidable and inevitable part of being human. During this crisis its important to learn how to manage stress and act with a positive attitude which will help you to grow resilience and move ahead in life.

One of the traits of successful people is that they recognize the temporariness of stressful situations and accept them as normal and natural part of life. They do everything possible to avoid difficult situations despite of that when they arise, successful people respond with a positive attitude, learn from situations and keep moving ahead in the direction of their dreams.

For example, If you wanted to become a certified coach and the uncertainty arising due to the COVID-19 virus is stopping you, you can respond in a positive manner by searching for alternate options such an online live classes and continue to realize  your dream of becoming a certified coach.

Manage Stress with A Positive Attitude

Optimist people are the ones who have a positive outlook on life. They respond in a swift manner to adverse events and recognize their temporary nature. Optimistic people act with a positive attitude, they know how to manage stress and counter negative feelings by looking at the situation with a positive outlook.

Since your conscious mind can hold only one thought at a time, either positive or negative, if you deliberately choose a positive thought to dwell upon, you keep your mind optimistic and your emotions positive.

Since your thoughts and feelings determine your actions, you will tend to be a more constructive person, and you will start moving forward and more rapidly toward the goals that you have chosen.

3 Ways to Help Manage Stress During COVID-19 Crisis:

Here are three ideas you can use to help you to maintain a positive attitude and manage stress:

  1. Be Determined Not to Let it Put You Down:

Firstly, make up your mind that you will not let the situation affect you negatively and put you down. No matter what, you will respond in a constructive and positive manner. You will stay calm and look for whatever good the situation may bring.

  1. Converse with Yourself Positively

Second, neutralize any negative thoughts or emotions by speaking to yourself positively all the time.

You can say things like,

“I feel healthy! I have lots of time to spend at home and spend the time constructively!”

“I am lucky I have a job that allows me to work from home”

“I can spend more time with my family”

“I can spend more time doing the things I like”

According to the law of expression, whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself or others is impressed deeply into your subconscious mind and is likely to become a permanent part of your personality.

  1. Find Ways to Achieve Your Goals & Dreams

Finally, move ahead in life by keeping your thoughts on your goals and dreams

When things go wrong temporarily, respond by saying to yourself, “I believe in the perfect outcome of every situation in my life.”

Be determined to maintain positivity throughout. Resist temptations towards negativity and disappointment. View the challenge as means of growing stronger.