Our Best Tips: Staying Positive in the Midst of Chaos
Your mindset is everything. You are responsible for your outlook. There’s a lot right now that is out of our control and even a bit scary or confusing. It’s OK to be feeling a bit out of sorts, but don’t let yourself sit in the negative emotions without a sense of hope. How we choose to approach the news and what our posture is is in OUR hands. Let’s choose joy because we have so much to be positive about! #madeformorejoy
It can be difficult to see the light and be the light during uncertainty. We’re confident you have it in you, though, and we want to encourage you to do so! Here are a few practical tips for how to stay positive in the midst of chaos:
1 // Look for the good
We’re seeing tremendous amounts of good all around us. In the midst of hard times, community is often stronger than ever. If you open your eyes to the positive that may be occurring around you, we promise it’s there.
2 // Make a joy list
What fuels your joy and brings light to your soul? Write ‘em down, sista! Here’s what we’ve got on ours. From the simplest of joys like laughing with your kids to getting outside for some fresh air, your joy list will remind you of all the blessings you have to be thankful for. Create that list and keep it in sight!
3 // Move your body
When you move your body, you are changing your mind. It is IMPOSSIBLE to not feel better after breaking a sweat...seriously! Get yourself out of that negative pattern of thinking by doing something fun with movement. Whether you’re having a dance party, going on a run or trying out new workouts on YouTube, commit to those 30 minutes every day!
4 // Commit to serving others
What can you do to actively make the space around you better? Can you bring someone a meal? Comfort someone who seems worried? Give someone a call simply to listen to them after seeing a social media post of theirs? When you commit to being servant-hearted and doing good, you will feel better. You will feel that purpose.
We hear you and we see you! We believe in you and what you’re doing in this space. Let us know how you’re staying positive by tagging us @letsrise.co and using #madeformorejoy.