Feeling Low? 3 Things You Can Do To Stay Positive (+ 1 Bonus Tip)

Posted on: 17th Nov 2020

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We hope you got the rest you needed over the weekend.

And if you didn’t, this quote by Josephine Rathbone should encourage you to prioritise your rest even as you push forward at work:


If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life.


There are a thousand and one motivational quotes telling you to get up and get things done, but if you’re having difficulty staying positive and motivated, you’re not alone.

2020 has been a tough year in ways that many of us never anticipated. 

Instead of telling you to have a positive mindset, we encourage you to practice these 3 action points to keep you in a good headspace as the year winds down:


1. Journaling intentionally

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If you already journal, you know how writing down your thoughts and experiences helps you to make sense of them. But there’s an extra perk to journaling intentionally by writing down the best parts and achievements of your day: it gives you positive memories for the days you feel low.

Take your journaling to the next level by writing down positive affirmations for your life and career.


2. Get your blood pumping

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A few minutes of exercise a day is more effective than a thousand motivational quotes. Exercise is not just healthy, it also releases endorphins to give you that extra boost of energy you need to get things done. Also, consider using smart drugs for productivity to stay motivated and focused on whatever you are doing.

While you exercise, ask your doctor what vitamins you should be taking for extra vitality. You can also find out here the best diet pills to take if you’re trying to lose weight fast. Read this year’s Outlook India diet pill rankings.


3. Encourage others

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There’s something to be said about being a source of inspiration to others. Sometimes, what you need to get out of a negative headspace is a conversation with someone who needs encouragements. You might be trying to help them, but you’ll also be helping yourself stay optimistic about the future.



4. Continue coronavirus safety measures

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We also hope you’re still wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands. These tips have been our only protection since we were plunged into a global pandemic with no vaccine in sight, especially in these parts of the world.

You are of value to your family and friends, and to us. That’s why we urge you to continue to keep to covid-19 safety guidelines (even if it seems like everyone else isn’t).

It’s not all bad news, though. Scientists are working around the clock in different parts of the world to produce a Covid-19 vaccine, and just last week, Pfizer reported confident results in the human trials of their BNT162b2 vaccine. Yesterday, yet another success was reported by Moderna, whose vaccine is testing at more than 95% success rate.

In the absence of everything else, we can still hold on to hope.

Have a positive week ahead!

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