How to stay happy in times of crisis

by | Mar 16, 2021 | Life

You may be scared because of the things happening around the world. You may be unhappy or worried. Most of the people are talking about COVID-19 and its impact on their lives. This can make you feel uncomfortable and you are not alone. Many people are feeling the same way right now. There are few things that can make you feel positive and help look after yourself and others.

Here are 6 ways to stay calmer and happier during times of crisis:

Be in touch with friends and family

There are a lot of ways to communicate with loved ones nowadays. If you are not hanging out with your friends or family, as usual, you would do, try to have a video call or group chat. You can even send voice notes over WhatsApp. Share your feelings with them. Be in touch so that you don’t feel alone.

Feeling Happy with Friends and Family
Feeling Happy with Friends and Family

Stay wise; Keep in mind that every news online isn’t true

Be alert and analyze the news which you consider before taking any measures. Remember, not every piece of online news might be true. Refer official news sources always. It is also good to not check the news or scroll through endless updates each day. 

Keep calm and be active

Keep your mind calm by doing Yoga and meditation. Keep aside some time of your day to relax. You can read a book, try out a new hobby or walk with your pet. 

Keep yourself active by doing some exercises or by taking a stroll every day. This can help your mind and muscles to relax and you can be energetic.

Stay Active and Happy
Women working out

Be kind and help others

It is good to know that people often come together to support each other and help others out. Help out the needy in your community by donating to them. You can feel positive vibes around you and feel that you are making a difference in their life. 

Focus on small things

You can have some fun activities with family or friends. You can watch a comedy or dance around to your favorite song.  Start a new hobby in which your mind will be diverted and also you can have a sense of being responsible towards yourself.

Create a healthy environment around you

A healthy environment is essential for your mental and physical health. You need to follow good hygiene in thinking, behavior, and attitude for a happy life. You need not be affected by other beliefs, lifestyles, and other’s opinions. You need to thrive in all the crises and achieve the goals of having a happy life.

Thus, having a strong mind and health can resist any diseases and viruses. This is a tough time for everyone and you can learn a lot from it. Now, you will realize the importance of spending face-to-face time with people you care about and the happiness tagged with them. There is a need to change the way you approach a crisis and realize the importance of what we have at the moment for a happy and better life.

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Dr. Bob Singhal

Professor Bhupendra 'Bob' Singhal, has taught creativity by joy and right-brain thinking, is a renowned international architect, won major design competitions, has over 70 awards, publications, and media mentions, and served as President of the American Institute of Architects South Bay. In 2011, in his book Joy in Health and Happiness: Your Optimal Path to Success, Professor Singhal wrote about the transformative power of joy and helped readers learn to enhance their daily experience of it.


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