During our new world, we were all thrust into a world of negativity and fear. It’s easy to succumb to those fears and feed the negativity into our brains – but what does it cost us to do so?
Gratitude is the answer to some of the negativity. Rather than streaming all the news and checking on ‘the numbers’ on a regular basis, try changing your thoughts to gratitude. Some days are easier than others – we get it! On days where you are struggling, start with being grateful for something that seems small and work your way up…
- I woke up this morning – it’s a great day to be alive!
- The sun is shining
- Afternoon rainstorms that allow for a cozy, stay-in-bed sort of day
- A roof over my head.
- Food in my stomache
- Technology that allows for FaceTime calls
There’s always something good to be found in each day. Highlight those rather than feed into the negative thoughts.
Need some more ways to stay mentally healthy in the month of May? Check out our post on Mindfulness.