With the onslaught of negative news streaming through the TVs, car radios, and web pages of Americans across the country, it has become increasingly more difficult, even for the most optimistic, to stay positive and upbeat. Yes, each and every one of us needs to stay informed and take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously – it’s spreading at an alarming rate, causing severe illness, death and crippling the economy. It’s easy to hone in on the negativity, especially when it’s hitting you in all directions.
Such constant negativity can create long-term damaging effects on well-being, which can then trickle into the workplace and your relationships. Seeking out positive elements in your life will give you the energy and resolve to weather the storm. Here are nine things you can change in your day-to-day to stay upbeat:
Additional resources for mental health during a pandemic: