During this challenging and unusual time it’s easy to get consumed with a flood of negative thoughts. Let’s face it – we’re not getting much good news. Of course we have to be mindful and not take risks or fall into a fall sense of security so it’s important to take precautions so we stay safe. Still those negative thoughts sneak in and you’re sure to have those “what if” thoughts. That’s why it’s important to focus on doing what you can to stay safe and improve your current situation or at least try to find that silver lining, that light at the end of the tunnel or look forward to better days – they will come, we just have to go one step at a time. If you find the negative thoughts overwhelming change them and focus on something positive taking place. This may not be easy, especially if you’re dealing with someone who is sick, lost a job or if you’re fighting a sickness yourself. Research has shown that having a positive attitude helps during challenging times by allowing us to do what we need to do to get through a difficult time. This doesn’t mean that you bury your head in the sand or give yourself a false sense of security. Simply telling yourself that everything is going to be okay may not help. So instead, look for positive situations and events, give yourself some encouragement, look for solutions and ways to make things better and try not to listen to the news all the time. As a former Journalist I know how negative the news can be – it’s one of the reasons why I left the News Business. So limit your consumption of news, just take in enough to be up to date so you stay safe. When those negative thoughts enter your mind, change them – the sooner you do that, the better. Doing so will require some effort and focus – but will help you feel a lot better and help you come up with solutions. So track your thoughts throughout the day and when you find the negative thoughts sneaking in remove them and change them. Do what ever you need to do to stay healthy and stay safe. That also means taking care of your mind’s health – so don’t let the negative thoughts get to you. If you’d like more help with removing the negative thoughts then go here to find out what else you can do to get rid of the negative thoughts during this challenging time. Be well, be safe and be healthy.

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