How to remain positive during such uncertainty.


Kati Moffett, College Corner Editor

Recently, COVID-19, or more commonly known as the coronavirus, has completely taken over the world and temporarily put our lives on hold. This crisis is nothing like we’ve ever experienced before. Thousands are becoming extremely ill with the virus, while others are anxious about contracting it. In addition, many people are losing their jobs and businesses. It’s safe to say that everyone in the world is going through a tough time right now. So, how do we remain positive during a time of such uncertainty? It sounds almost impossible to think of happy thoughts with everything that’s happened. However, it’s entirely possible. Here are a few ways to build strength and positivity during this frightening pandemic. 

Firstly, I recommend daily prayer and meditation. Taking a few minutes to escape to a quiet place to clear your mind will help to alleviate stress and anxiety. Scaling down on daily news intake will also help your thoughts to remain positive. When constantly checking the news to see how many more people have contracted the virus, worry and panic begin to build up, whether you realize it or not. One night last week before going to bed, I checked the daily news update. I didn’t feel overwhelmed, but I woke up the next morning and realized I had dreamt of getting the virus. That being said, try to find a specific time of day to read the news. It’s important to stay up to date on the happenings of COVID-19, but it’s not healthy to stress and obsess over it. Lastly, get outside and fill your lungs with some fresh air! Taking a walk around the neighborhood or walking your property if you have land, is a simple way to stay sane during this quarantine. Take some time to realize and acknowledge the beauty and stillness of the outdoors. 

Staying positive during such an uncertain time can be extremely difficult. I hope these methods help you in some way. If nothing works, simply take comfort in the fact that everyone is going through this right now. Everyone is feeling the feelings you feel and the thoughts you’re thinking. We’re all in this together and we’ll all get through this together!