Happiness is…Surviving COVID-19 – Hope and Happiness

Happiness is.. Surviving the Coronavirus

Empty retailer cabinets. Church buildings voluntarily closing their doorways. Banning occasions of greater than 100 folks. Folks suggested to remain of their properties and keep away from all bodily contact with others. I might problem you would need to return to WWII to seek out the measures that we discover ourselves dealing with from the COVID -19 scare. I didn’t worry dying when recognized with Kidney Most cancers, and I don’t worry dying from this newest virus. What bothers me greater than dealing with the opportunity of working out of bathroom paper is the truth that persons are shedding their pleasure of life as a result of they’ve develop into so pre-occupied with this virus. I’m not saying we shouldn’t take precautions. If we took these identical precautions on a regular basis, it’d scale back the 30,000 to 60,000 folks we lose each single 12 months from influenza. And I’m not being Pollyanna-ish. This might change into as unhealthy because the Polio Outbreak of 1952. However it’s merely a undeniable fact, that worrying will do completely no good, and can really decrease your immune system making you extra prone to any sickness.

So I problem you to not let your self develop into a depressed puppet sitting in entrance of the TV, or the web, awaiting the newest Breaking Information report.

Make a listing of issues that makes you content. I’ll assist by itemizing a number of issues that brings me pleasure. Then see what number of of this stuff you’ll be able to compete day by day.

  1. Attempt to get up early sufficient to observe the dawn. Whereas watching it, give a prayer of gratitude that you just’ve been given one other day of life, and pray that you just’ll profit from it. Do that earlier than you activate the TV or your pc.
  2. Make a promise that you just’re solely going to examine the information, e-mail, and Fb not more than 3 instances that day. And also you’ll not spend greater than 5 minutes once you do.
  3. Learn, or re-read, guide.  (I like to recommend The Alternative: Embrace the Potential by Dr. Edie Eger. https://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Dr-Edith-Eva-Eger/dp/1501130781)
  4. Discover an previous scrap-book, get it out, and relive a really particular trip. I did this by getting out my photograph albums from my two excursions of Eire and Scotland I led for a bunch of 6 folks. Relive comfortable moments.
  5. When you’re going to observe TV, don’t watch the information. Watch exhibits that may make you content; make you chuckle. Exhibits like Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, and so on.
  6. Telephone somebody you haven’t talked to shortly. Have a mirror in entrance of you, and when you discuss, be sure you smile into the mirror. Let the particular person catch your pleasure.
  7. Every day contact an individual that has been very particular to you, and categorical your gratitude to them.
  8. Don’t much less the stress power you to make unhealthy choices: restrict alcohol consumption, eat wholesome, train greater than standard.
  9. It’s extra essential than ever, throughout this time, to encompass your self solely with constructive, hopeful folks. Keep away from the “doomsayers” in any respect price.

Apply these “happiness effectors” day by day, and I promise you, This too shall cross.

And one very last thing. Go to my web site, www.BringingHopeAndHappiness.com and browse one in all my different blogs.


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