It is easy to get caught in the loop of negative thinking based on hearing about the COVID-19 virus circulating. And it is also easy to think depressing thoughts due to the social distancing rule. No one likes to be isolated, and this is even difficult for those who are naturally introverted.
Because even for those who are introverted, they still enjoy eating out at their favorite restaurants or go to their favorite coffee shops. Thinking good and positive thoughts is challenging. Especially if you had an event happening at this time and it was canceled abruptly because of this.
There is no way to predict how long we will have to remain quarantined in our homes. The last thing you will want to do is think thoughts that will only bring you down which can potentially go on for weeks or even months. This is why it is important to look at the silver lining, no matter how bleak it is. Let’s now look 5 uplifting thoughts you can think while you are in quarantine.
1. I Am Social Distancing To Protect The Ones Who I Care About And To Protect Others That Are Vulnerable
It is easy to get caught up in thinking that because you are healthy and young, you will be able to recover from the virus if you were to catch it. Unfortunately, that is not a guarantee even if that is the case. However, even if you believe you would be fine if you caught it, those around you may not be. If you have elderly parents, a pregnant sister or friend, or a neighbor that is young but has a poorly working immune system or is diabetic are in the high-risk group. Therefore, if you aren’t social distancing for yourself, then do it for others.
2. We Can Get Through This
It is easy to think that you will not be able to get through this tough time. However, you are stronger than you think you are. And you will be able to get through it. All you need to do is to look for activities to do at home to stay occupied such as doing arts and crafts, learning something new, or organizing your home. There are always things to do.
3. We Are All In This Together
When you feel that you are alone in this, remember you are not. Everyone else is just like you right now. And you are all social distancing in order to work together in order to keep flattening the curve.
4. I Am Grateful I Have a Home to Stay In
Many people forget that not everyone is fortunate to be in a home of their own. Even if you are in a situation where you are homeless and you have been living with a friend or a relative, remember you have a place to stay in order to keep safe.
5. I Am Excited to Try New Foods
Many restaurants are still operating through takeout and delivery service. Has there been a restaurant that you wanted to try out in the past but never got a chance? Why not take the opportunity now and order a dish from them to be delivered to you. And you can also do your bulk grocery shopping for a day and think about a new recipe to try out. Get the ingredients then.
Remember, even though it is a difficult situation, it is not all doom and gloom and there are silver linings!