Smile: A smile can make someone’s day and change yours 😊
Be Proactive: Don’t wait until you feel motivated to do something. Do something now which you know will make a difference to your wellbeing or for others.
Fall in love with yourself: Know your worth. Write a list of your strengths and skills, vision, talents or interests, passions and values. Celebrate being you!
Stay cool and calm: Take deep breaths. Relax calmly. Be mindful. Do tasks which require focus and concentration. Meditate if that’s helpful.
Have a purpose: Create meaning to your day so that you feel proud of what you have achieved. Write it down too. Keep a journal or diary to record successes.
Focus on the good: Make a note daily of #3goodthings. Write them on my forum or in your diary, notebook, phone, tablet or journal. Share and smile.
Change your thoughts: Positive or negative. It’s a choice. Yes! Choose hope, optimism, joy, acceptance and calm versus despair, pessimism, fear and angst.
Life is tough. Full stop. We are in this together. Look after yourself, look after others. Stay at home. Stay safe.
Believe that you are enough: You are. Always. Who says otherwise? You? Why? Go back to point 3.
See yourself as you are. Back again to point 3.
Choose to embrace life: What can you do in current times? Focus on this rather than what you can’t. Puts things into a better perspective for sure. Embrace the change, embrace the time. Or space. Connect and engage with who you can. Even yourself.
Be bold and courageous: Summon your inner strength. Put on your armour.
Limit your complaints: Stop moaning. Yep. You’ll definitely feel better. As will the others around you.
Watch your words: See point above. I can, I will, yes, let’s hope… and more.
Have fun: Remember there’s life out-with Covid-19. There is. It’s certainly different but do some of what you enjoy, or a lot. Inside. Or on your exercise outdoors. Have fun indeed. And back to point 1.
Be curious: What new things could you explore? Or learn? Or read, watch, listen? What does the current time give you in terms of space and opportunity?
Connect with those who are focusing on the good. Call or chat online. Feel the different energy. And share some to others. And smile. Back to point 1.
Believe in yourself: You can get through this. You can. And you will.
Keep up your enthusiasm: With meaning and purpose, energy and focus you’ll create momentum.
Stop watching the news: Yes. Or limit your news intake to just once a day. How much information do you need for your wellbeing? For me, I need to know figures and government and medical information so I watch the 5pm briefings. That’s enough. And the 1pm Scottish briefings and I follow the BSL signing interpretations.
Delete unhelpful social media channels: Covid-19 is everywhere. We are losing a sense of everything else. Choose to follow or read wisely. Take a break. Limit your online usage. Connect with other aspects. Try #3goodthings.
Connect with what you love to do: Like fun and curiosity. Remember what you love to do. Adapt in current times and accept rather than despair.
Visualise your best self: Lots of time for this. Create. Plan. Dream. Oh yes.
Be grateful: Yes. Look at what you have. What’s working. Being thankful. #3goodthings.
Avoid mindless being, and doing: Don’t get into ‘nothingness’. Or boredom. Focus and channel your energy into meaning, purpose, action, fun, joy, thankfulness.
When you can’t find the sunshine
Be the sunshine!