Media company Forbes had the good idea to publish ways to stay positive in a coronavirus world. And as the March 13, 2020 article by Benjamin Laker mentions, “Focusing on positive emotions is more than smiling: it is the ability to remain optimistic and view one’s situation from a constructive perspective.”

Here are the recommendations to stay optimistic:

  • Limit your access to social media and news: listen to or read it once a day to keep informed and so that you are not constantly bombarded with bad news – switch off your news feeds, talk radio and email alerts.
  • Take time to appreciate your home and those who are with you: write a daily list of three or more things in and around your at home for which you are grateful and share your gratitude with others.
  • Take time out to properly enjoy your coffee breaks; now is an excellent opportunity to have proper conversations, face-to-face or remotely – steer the conversation away from Coronavirus or agree at the start that it’s a banned topic.
  • Share the joy and satisfaction of others in your home expressed in their work and play.
  • Take a new perspective on daily tasks such as cooking and look for the joy in spending time preparing something, however simple, for others and yourself.”

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