Turns out, this year started off on a pretty bad note. But while nearly everyone all over the globe is stressed out, people have slowly begun coming to terms with this heart-wrenching reality. Also, besides the massive shift towards remote work, more upcoming options have sprung up to help people cope better while health experts are working round the clock to figure out sustainable solutions.
Aside from the objective reality, you’re obviously encountering challenges at a personal level. Maybe you’ve been countlessly warned against roaming around town, getting too close to your heart-bound friends, or even setting out for your office 40 miles away from home. With all these negative developments, there’s a good chance you’re pooped, completely confused, and disoriented.
Among all the ongoing chaos though, here are 3 comforting ideas you can consider to stay sane and healthy in 2021.
- Advanced Technology
Imagine going through such a pandemic in 1900 or worse off, 1200. Years back ( between 1347-1351), the Black Death pandemic swept over Europe and claimed 200 million lives. With this in mind, it goes without saying that back then, technology was hands down underdeveloped, and this might have been one of the contributing factors towards the massive loss of lives. It’s no doubt that pandemics have occurred in the past and impacted people negatively.
Regardless, as human nature dictates, people will try their best to fight against challenges and rummage through available resources for solutions. Today, the internet is one such phenomenal invention. It has come along with a chock full of opportunities and a myriad of impressive tools. You can reach out to your best friend who is 10,000 miles away by just clicking a button, or submit overdue files to your disappointed boss immediately.
So, instead of beating yourself up and wondering when these things will end once and for all, focus on the upsides and realize that technology can speed up the process, and hugely increase the chances of reducing this burden. Also, taking advantage of online tools and social media platforms can enable you to feel connected with your friends and relatives, or shift and work from home if possible for the time being. Also, you can keep track of the current ongoings and take the required precautions; thanks to advanced technology.
- Historical Triumph Over Pandemics
You’ve probably heard or read of tragic historical pandemics that threatened humanity at the core. On the flip side though, in all cases, scientists and health practitioners overstretched their limits and figured out viable ways to mitigate the detrimental effects of the pandemics.
Besides the Black Death pandemic that first brought up the idea of quarantine, history points out that the Spanish flu killed over 25 million people, and worse off, HIV/AIDS wiped out approximately 40 million of the world’s population. Despite lacking sufficient tools to solve the problems, health practitioners were able to mitigate the challenges anyway. That said, there’s a good chance that a solution to the current chaos will be found.
- Opportunity for Self Growth
Although we’re reeling under trying times, you can still choose to look at things through positive lenses. Whether you choose to be optimistic or pessimistic, the clock will tick mercilessly and things will continue happening. And while there’s nothing good to smile about the current ongoings, maybe just maybe, there’s a lot left to think about. When things stagnate, you have a chance to put things into perspective. You can make the most of quarantine by trying to find out what truly matters versus what’s been an unnecessary distraction all along. Meditation can go a long way in helping you understand yourself better, and improve your mental health.
If you’ve been completely self-quarantining, chances are: you’ve finally understood that simple things like a roof over your head, a loving family, reliable friends and a meal on the table matter most, because they set the stage for achieving your big dreams. Also, you can start thinking of creative ways to solve your problems.
Some great ways to spark your creativity include thinking more, working out more, and reading more. A study conducted by Harvard found that exercise yields many positive benefits such as boosting strength and fighting diseases. That way, you’ll be miles ahead of your game — and enjoy the opportunity to experience your life on a blissful scale.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s hard to find solace in troubling situations. However, searching further for positive things is a great way to not only maintain your mental wellbeing but to set yourself up for better days as well. With such comforting ideas, you can calm your nerves and rewire your mind to survive this crisis and expect favorable outcomes.