Due to current events, it is more important than ever to monitor and cultivate your mental health. With so many stressors entering our life on a daily basis, it can be easy to get down and enter a cycle of negativity. When this happens, try incorporating small moments that spark joy into your routine that also encourage mindfulness and positivity. 

A few small habits can help you adjust your mindset and help you start looking at life with a renewed, positive perspective. According to a University of Kansas study, even smiling can bring about more positive feelings within the body. 

Shifting your mindset is easier said than done but ultimately looking “at the brighter side” of life has bee proven to boost your immune system. Studies have shown that staying positive is linked to a 73% lowered risk of heart failure and just thinking positively can lead to a 50% reduction of depressive symptoms. 

How to Practice Positivity While Stuck at Home

But how do we add moments of positivity into our life when we are stuck at home? It’s easier to break up your routine and look for ways to de-stress when activities are practiced on your own but you can also incorporate virtual connection as well! There are even many ways you can practice positive thinking while practicing social distancing. 

To help you get started, FTD has gathered 12 ways to de-stress and put your health first while staying at home. They’ve even provided printable mantras to serve as a daily reminder to practice mindfulness and add some positivity to your life. 

Thinking positivity can affect more than just your mind but also your physical health. Let’s put ourselves first by finding ways to spark happiness in our lives every day! 

Sources: Johns Hopkins | Journal of Pediatrics | NCBI | The Little Pine |  SAGE | Food Revolution


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