We are coming closer to a full lockdown and this second wave in many ways is far worse than the first wave.
When the first wave hit it was a massive shock to the world and it took a while to process what was happening. Then as the cases and deaths decreased, we could see an end to this pandemic in the near future.
Then the second wave hit and it completely highjacked our belief system causing us to fear for the future. We now don’t know what is going to happen. Will there be a third, fourth and fifth wave? How will our economy survive this onslaught? Will things ever get back to an acceptable new normal?
It’s a great honour to be helping people
Everything I am teaching in my Online Mental Resilience Masterclasses and keynote talks is aimed at helping people cope with the mental side of this pandemic. That’s why I call it Mental Resilience – it all starts in the mind. I am so honoured to be in this position with a topic which is so relevant and helpful.
I came across this article which explains how we can continue to learn and develop well into our later years. I am 66 years of age and my mind is still developing and growing. I am learning new mind techniques to deal with the adversity of Covid 19.
Learn to think right
“Your mind can work for you or against you. When it works for you, it helps you to stay positive, reach your goals, and enjoy each day.
But when it works against you, it can make you negative and discouraged, hold you back, and cause you to think thoughts that result in self-sabotage.
So teach your mind to work for you instead of against you. An important way to do this is to make an intentional decision that you’ll begin to think positively – in terms of faith and not fear.
Now, your brain won’t be able to fulfil this new role overnight. You may be asking it to undergo a radical transformation, and that takes time.
But determine that with your diligence, instead of working against you, your brain will go to work for you and become a positive force in your life.
Dr Caroline Leaf, a cognitive neuroscientist, points out that the brain takes eighteen years to grow, and a lifetime to mature. Don’t miss this point!
While every organ in your body was fully formed when you were born and got bigger as your body grew, your brain actually takes a full twenty-five years to grow. And once it’s fully formed, it continues to mature until the day you die.
That means no matter how old you are, your brain is still growing. This is great news, because it means you don’t have to stay stuck in old or wrong thought patterns.
Your brain is still maturing, which means you can still improve in your thinking.”
This makes sense
This makes so much sense and scientific evidence backs up the fact that what we think about all day long affects our emotions and ultimately our physical health.
In my Masterclasses I provide much scientific evidence demonstrating that a negative mindset can cause both mental and physical harm. By changing to a positive mindset, we can start to see the benefits both mentally and physically.
Thoughts for the week.
- How is Covid affecting you?
- Do you spend a lot of time worrying about it?
- What you think is what you feel. Your thoughts directly affect your feelings.
- When your mind is negative you feel bad when your mind is positive you feel good.
- Try hard this week to stop dwelling on the negatives and focus on what is good in your life.
- As you do this you will start to feel better.
I know this is much easier said than done but if you persevere with this you will start to create a new life for yourself which is more peaceful and much happier. I started doing this 6 years ago and my life has completely transformed. It all starts in the mind.
Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and keep Believing.