Sometimes, no matter how hard you try not to think of negative things, you still fall in its trap. Learn to forgive yourself if you find yourself guilty of doing this most of the time. The best way to change how you see things is when you realize that it will never help you.

The world pandemic has caused a lot of worries for everyone. No one was spared. So if you find yourself in this situation, you can do these to maintain a healthy mental disposition during these challenging times:

Be Thankful and ALWAYS look at the bright side…

In this time of fear, uncertainty and sickness, you must always find things to be thankful for. If you can’t work, but you still have a roof above your head, food to eat for you and your family, you can still be happy and thankful for it. Remember that there are people who have less that what you have right now.


            Have a grateful heart to experience more positive things in life


Share what you have

It’s definitely hard to give especially when you don’t have enough for yourself. But you can at least share a portion of what you have to the less fortunate. For example, you can allocate ten per cent of your food ration, money, or anything that could be useful during this time of crisis. When you share something, you could at least help out in your own little way. Try it and observe how it makes you feel.


                  Give a portion of what you have to those who are in need


Concentrate on what you can control

Instead of thinking of the worst-case cenario, focus your energy on small things- like your daily activities at home. Plan day-to-day simple activities and complete them. You can even play games with your children like ‘Pictionary’ or other fun games with your family. If you’re alone, you can read self-help books, do some exercises or acquire new skills. Technology is at your side and you can use it to your advantage.


New skills like learning how to cook a new recipe could be an option to make use of your idle time


We hope that this article can help you during this time of the ECQ [Enhanced Community Quarantine], if you find yourself in need of help or counselling, you can contact HOPE LINE Philippines – SMART – 0918-8734673, PLDT (02) 8804-4673 | GLOBE – 0917-5584673, or Dial 2919 for GLOBE and TM subscribers.



Written by Oliver Villaverde for PhilJobNet