When we look at the world around us, it’s incredibly easy to be bogged down by all of the uncertainty and the suffering that’s going on. As we see the problems in our world continue, its hard not to feel the negativity of it all weigh you down. First, we want you to know, you are not alone in this feeling. We are going through a tremendously difficult time as a community and it is okay to feel overwhelmed by everything going around us. With that being said, it is important to remember our resilience during these times, we have experienced hardships before and as always, our resilience will see us through.
As we continue to navigate the situation we find ourselves in, we can not only find joy around us, but we can create joy from just making a few simple adjustments in the way we think about who we are and the world around us. In a world where there is so much out of our control, you have the power to create joy. Here are some suggestions we have identified that can help you in taking control of your happiness:
Broaden your view
Focus on what you can control
Check in with reality
Challenge negative thoughts
Show yourself love
Click here for the Psychology Today article that inspired this post.