There is no denying that humanity is living in the times of Corona but yet you must RELAX. Although relaxing seems like a daunting task you would be surprised to know about the benefits of a relaxed mindset. Having a calm mind with positive thoughts will spark off positive emotions, which then inspires you to take constructive actions and in turn create vibrant energy around you.
RELAX here is an acronym for Restrict, Exercise, Learn, Accept and Xpect the Best!
R – Restrict
Restrict your movement. Follow the guidelines and stay at home. This isn’t fear. This is action. This is “doing” the right thing. And you can “do” all this with a positive and peaceful attitude. Also, restrict the time spent in constantly reading and watching the news about Coronavirus. Instead, read and listen to inspiring and positive things. Whatever you focus on grows; there is a world beyond Covid-19!
E – Exercise
Exercise and stay strong. This virus apparently preys on the weaker ones. Don’t be one of those, exercise and gain your energy to deal with this pandemic and what lies ahead. Experiment with Yoga or infinity walking which can be done at home to strengthen your immune system. Also, exercise healthy eating habits with plant-based diets, vitamin C rich and immunity-boosting foods like citrus fruits, bell peppers, garlic, ginger, and green leafy vegetables if possible. Sleep enough too!
Do you know regular exercise can help you fight this virus? Read 13 Tips To Motivate Yourself To Exercise After Work
L – Learn
Learn new skills, cooking, painting, knitting or even a new indoor game to keep your mind positively occupied. You can learn a new language or read new books to sharpen your minds. Some of you will have your profession changed through all of this. So hit the ground running and get ahead of the curve on what you need to know.
A – Accept
Accepting the coronavirus situation doesn’t mean that you like, appreciate or enjoy the things you’re accepting. Acceptance isn’t the same as resignation. To accept here means to acknowledge things as they truly are right now without judging or trying to fight them.
Counting on your blessings and journaling helps you accept better. Get out any anxiety that may be clouding your heads and hearts out and into the daylight by writing it down. When you write it down, it isn’t as scary.
Struggling to handle all the anxious thoughts running through your mind? Read Writing as Meditation: How to Enter the Flow State Through Journaling
X –Xpect the Best
Visualize yourself and others as being alive and healthy, emerging on the other side of this to becoming an even better version. Affirmations, meditations, prayers, and deep breathing techniques help in relaxing the monkey mind to help you expect the best possible outcome. Silently pray for yourself and others or do loving-kindness meditation for the people hardest hit during the pandemic or visualize the bright light at the end of this dark tunnel of coronavirus.
To sum it up in the words of Zig Ziglar – “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
If you want to know more about how you can stay positive during a pandemic like this, then check out this video below: