We are in the second quarter of 2021 and the pandemic is still a huge part of our day-to-day lives. A lot of us might have gotten used to what the “new normal” looks like but it’s still a challenge every day to go through one of the hardest experiences the human race has ever had to experience.
With that being said, do you feel like you need support to get through the pandemic?
We wrote this article in hopes of it providing you key points of how to get a hold of yourself during the crisis. It is a scary situation and we are all in a loop. But Positive Psychology teaches us that we have the possibility of having positive outcomes when we focus more on the positive. You can switch to that mindset easily by asking yourself the right questions.
The sooner you start the better results you can get. With passing time you can go over them again to gain more clarity.
These 8 questions can help you transform your limiting paradigms and expand your awareness to thrive during the pandemic.
What is working well?
Another way to say this could be “what are you grateful for right now?” list down some things. Are you healthy? Are you safe? Is your family safe? Do you have shelter? Put them all on the list. Take your time to feel the depth of gratitude.
Make this a habit and revisit gratitude at least once a day. It will allow for a shift in your perspective when it comes to your day and finding the positives in them.
What good can you get out of the situation?
The question is not what’s the problem, but what is good about that problem? Do you get to spend more time with your family? Do you save time to do other activities you always wanted to? Can you pay more attention to your kids? When you are happy it’s easy to share that happiness with others. Shift that perspective.
How would you like the situation to unfold in the near future?
Imagine everything as the best-case scenario. How would you achieve that? What kind of a person would you have to become to achieve that scenario? How can you become that person?
What purpose do you have in mind right now?
Once you start living your life purpose it makes everything meaningful. Your purpose may have temporarily changed during this pandemic. Ask yourself “what matters the most during these current conditions?” How can you bring that change needed?
What strengths are useful during this time?
There is always a preferred way of doing things, but adversities may change the situation and you may have to come up with new ways of doing things. It is a good way to reflect on what are your strengths and how can you modify them to suit the current times.
How can you enable growth through this time?
Try to find ways on how to develop yourself during this time. Don’t let complaining or blaming become your habit. Find new tools such as meditation, mindfulness, and reading to find what skills and knowledge you can acquire during this time.
What do you need to learn right now?
Are you looking for a new career? A new skillset? Do you want to become a coach? Online learning enables you to do that even from the comfort of your home.
Who is in your support system?
Everybody is united during this pandemic. You have something that can help someone else and someone else can help you. Be vocal in what you need help with. It may seem like you are vulnerable but it’s often joyful if someone gets to help someone. Stay connected with your loved ones even through digital means.
These questions might pose a challenge to some people. But a trained coach or an ICF Certified FLOW Coach equipped with the skills and knowledge of Positive Psychology can help you. Get in touch with us at email@example.com
Just because we’re isolated doesn’t mean we’re alone. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are here for you.