You need to love yourself, with a global pandemic going on and having all this time on our hands it is the perfect time to be thinking about what we want out of life. We should be thinking about how can we improve ourselves.

I would start with writing a list of everything you have wanted to do, whether its visiting different holiday destinations or starting a new business now has never been a better time.

Everything you do now is an important first step in realising what you want to accomplish. This pandemic could change how we live, work and play in the future. With everyone being at home, relying on social media to have some contact with the outside world.

Maintaining contact with people via social media feeds or FaceTime is essential for our mental wellbeing. Think about how you could help people around you if you know they will be struggling, here is a few contact numbers and email addresses if you are struggling and don’t have anyone around you:

Anxiety UK Phone: 03444 775 774

Men’s Health Foundation:

Mind: 0300 123 3393

No Panic: Offering support for suffers from panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Phone: 0844 967 4848

Samaritans: phone 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Trying to stay positive when everything seems upside down is the hardest thing to do in the world. Smiling can trick your brain into happiness. Even forcing a fake smile can legitimately reduce stress and lower your heart rate.

Neurotransmitters called endorphins are released when you smile, fake laughing may sound silly, but it works like the real thing … the brain doesn’t differentiate between real or fake as it interprets the positioning of the facial muscles in the same way.

Wake up and tell your self you are going to be happy, here are some ways to feel super positive for the day ahead:

Always give gratitude 

Stay off social media first thing in the morning

Prepare a healthy breakfast. 

Spend 15 minutes doing meditation.

Read something inspiring

Listen to happy music.

Before you start your day remember the messier your house is, the more chaotic your mind will feel. To be organised start with getting your space al clean and tidy. Tell yourself today is going to be amazing.

Here are a few books listed below to help get you inspired:

Awaken The giant with by Anthony Robbins

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

Reading positive books helps with our spiritual wellness, as well as our health in our relationships, finances and other areas. Reading can be therapy for some people; it can give you a new perspective on life.

Trying to stay positive in a negative situation is hard, but several tactics can be used to switch your mindset:

Be realistic about the situation

Keep up with exercise, so it keeps the happy endorphins flowing

Acknowledge your feelings

Limit time with anyone negative people

Self-care is necessary for times of uncertainly or stress, take a step back and breath, let go of the things what you have no control over. Stay grounded in the present and practise meditation.

Everyone deals with life different and tough times can be overwhelming and exhausting at times, but as long as you are taking little steps in the right direction, that’s all that matters. Sometimes there are hidden blessings in the smallest actions we take.

Keep telling yourself you are great, tell yourself you are looking good, a positive mindset gives you a glow from within. Your aura radiates. Your energy becomes magnetic…just keep shining and keep doing you.