The global pandemic has shifted the way the world works. With isolation, quarantine, testing, and more, people have had to adjust their mindset this past year majorly. A lack of socialization and implementation of social distancing has left a lot of people feeling lackluster and demotivated. Many are finding it hard to stay positive.
If you relate to feeling this way, don’t worry because you’re not alone. A collective traumatic experience is challenging, and you can’t expect yourself to react to it positively. Even the most positive ones among us might have had trouble sticking to their cheery attitude.
Before we talk about how to win during Covid-19, I want to give you a little teaser about life coaching. Life coaching can be ultra-beneficial if you want to shift your perspective to a more positive one. It also benefits you in several other ways. You can achieve self-awareness, self-fulfillment and be on your way to real introspection.
I’d love to introduce you to all of these fantastic concepts, so feel free to book your first discovery session with me today! We will get to know each other, talk about your current motivations and concerns, and develop a plan to help you win at life!
The Importance of Perspective
Now, let’s discuss the importance of your perspective. It’s essential to know that what happens to you isn’t nearly as important as how you react to it. If you have a defeatist attitude, you will react to occurrences in negative ways. On the other hand, a winning attitude will help you deal with difficult times more positively. You’ll be able to reap benefits that others can’t see.
If you feel like you have a pessimistic perspective towards life, don’t be worried. I admit it’s not easy to realign perspectives, but it’s also not an out-of-reach process. All you need is determination and motivation to make the shift happen.
Think about it like this. There was a concert you were hoping to catch this year. You’d bought the tickets in advance, read up on them, and were looking forward to it. Then, there was a second wave of Covid-19, and the event got canceled. Your city went into lockdown.
There are two ways to react to this situation, and only one of them will make you feel better. A person with a negative perspective would feel defeated and down. They would internalize this experience and feel like they’re unlucky or that nothing good will happen again. They would also be upset about the monetary investment they made.
Meanwhile, someone with a positive perspective would recognize the hidden luck in the situation. If the concert had still happened despite the virus, many people might have become affected by Covid-19. It would have been a disease hotspot, and the whole community might have been affected. What’s more, the positive person would find a way to enjoy another activity while being in quarantine. They would catch a live session by the singer in question and weigh the opportunity cost of missing the concert versus contracting the virus.
I hope it’s a little clearer now.
How to Create a Positive Mindset
Now that you know why perspective is critical, you’re ready to learn how to achieve a positive one. If you’ve felt low or upset for a while, it might be tough to retrain your brain into positive thinking overnight. Don’t expect sudden changes from yourself, and you won’t be disappointed.
The main trick is simple: force yourself to convert any negative thoughts you have into positive ones. The best way to do this is to wear an elastic band around your wrist. Every time you get a negative thought, give the band a tweak. It will snap back against your skin, sending a sharp sensation along your arm. Then, convert your thought into a positive one. Once you get into the habit of doing this, your brain will learn how to do it on its own!
A good example is this: let’s say you want to spend some time outside, but it has started to rain. You find yourself feeling glum and don’t want to do anything anymore. Snap your band and replace this thought with a cheerful one. For example, a rainy day means you can hang out with family inside and play board games. Or you can sort out your closet as you’ve meant to.
Once you learn how to replace each negative thought with a positive one, you’ll find that your perspective shifts independently.
Work with a Life Coach
And here’s the best way to win during a challenging time like Covid-19: work with a professional life coach! A life coach is a trained expert who creates a customized plan that you can use to achieve whichever personal goals are essential to you. A life coach will make seemingly complex issues like fixing your self-esteem feel like manageable and treatable concerns.
There are so many benefits of working with a life coach. Let’s look at some of these:
- You will find clarity on the goals and objectives you want to achieve both for the short and long terms.
- You will receive a customized roadmap from someone who takes the time to learn about your struggles and limitations. Once you start following the roadmap, you will find yourself achieving smaller goals that feed into your larger ones.
- You will be able to realign and shift your perspective from a negative to a positive, accepting one.
- This will allow you to take complete advantage of any opportunities that come your way. You will also find yourself open to different opportunities that you might not have noticed before
- You will have a trained professional by your side who will make you feel like you are essential and will take your concerns and issues seriously.
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♦ What to Expect: When Working With A Professional Life Coach
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