Constable Mark Herman's Tips for Keeping a Positive Mindset During this Uncertain Time
DURING THE PANDEMIC WE ARE CURRENTLY IN, HERE ARE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS THAT MAY HELP US ALL KEEP A POSITIVE MINDSET.
It’s easy to let negative thoughts and feelings consume us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is some recommendations that may help manage the fear it has created:
1. Gratitude “Having a sense of gratitude. There are still things to be thankful for. For those who have a job, be thankful for that. For those who don’t, that they have people around who care for them. There are many other things to be thankful for. We now understand a lot more about COVID and medicines are available if you contract it, and a vaccine is almost here! An awareness of the good things in the sense of gratitude.”
2. Faith “The second thing has proven very important and that is basic faith practices. Prayer is one that’s mentioned very often, but with that, worship online or a Bible study. Thinking about key verses that have been very important to you in your own faith journey.” “Gathering with a friend or two to talk about faith and meeting challenges these days. Any kind of faith practice really helps center and strengthen one.”
3. Routine “The third would be just trying to maintain a rhythm and routine for each day.”
4. Helping Others “Find a way to help others. A faith practice that is so critical is not simply an awareness of God’s love for you, but trying to give that love away, to share with others.
5. Stop and smell the flowers “The last thing in terms of filling our spiritual glass, is some sense of creation around us. Whether it’s looking out at a field and noticing the trees beginning to bud, or if it is simply a pet that you have — a dog or a cat that you love spending time with — that can really fill you up and give you a hopeful sense about the day.”
Remember Friends, this pandemic will pass, may God bless you and your families. Call us if you need us!