By Catherine Nitelet-Vedder, Wellness Educator

It’s not always easy to adopt a positive attitude in our daily life wherever at home or at the office. However, finding sources of satisfaction is essential for our development. Here is some advice to work on our positivity during the Covid-19 crisis…

Gabriel N. / Office Manager Honolulu

I like to find ways to increase my knowledge in any field that interests me. Exercising more also makes me feel healthier. I like to interact with others. Helping them makes me feel appreciated and connected. I also try to find new things or activities I may enjoy in an attempt to broaden my horizons.

John V. / Procurement Specialist University of Hawai’i

Before plugging social media, checking the news, or beginning work, I start each day by writing a gratitude list. The simple act of taking a few quiet moments reflecting on what I am grateful for helps put some stressful thoughts in perspective. Gratitude helps relieve stress and anxiety by focusing your thoughts on what’s positive in your life. Whether it is your pet, the food in the refrigerator, the sunshine, shelter, running water, your health, or the companionship of particular friends or family, we all can find things to be grateful for each and every day.

Georgianna M., PhD / Associate Professor of Physics Hawai’i Pacific University

I had a great couple of conversations after a particularly frustrating day at work… I have chosen to look at this crazy new world as an opportunity to change my life for the better. Why can’t I be part of the re-defining life as we know it…? Eating right and exercise…I like to get active when the stress builds. Being in nature always reduces my stress, in ways I don’t fully understand. Scientists are not sure either, but a growing number of studies do show that visiting natural environments reduces psychological stress.

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