How to Stop Negative Thoughts During COVID-19 Crisis




Covid-19 is one of the most critical crisis humanity is facing. But human spirit has incredible power to come out from any critical situation. What is important is patience, courage, self-discipline, adaptability, understandings, love and above all positive mindset. Our brains have a huge capacity to learn and adapt. Humanity has special power because we have the capabilities to learn and adapt to address each problem both individually and collectively. We have the power to grow by feeling about others and supporting others. Here, we discussed seven key techniques to stop the negative thoughts and cultivate positive thoughts. The techniques are as follows:

1. Spread positive energy in the Universe

“In this moment, world needs huge positive energy of peace, joy and happiness. Be positive and stop negative thinking. And the key to stop negative thinking in this hour of crisis of COVID-19, is to spread your love and positive energy in every direction for the well-being of the whole humanity.” — Amit Ray
Be Positive Stop Negative Thinking Amit Ray Quotes
Be Positive Stop Negative Thinking Amit Ray Quotes

For your personal health you need to strictly follow the standard coronavirus safety protocols of: hand washing, wearing face-masks, maintaining strict physical distancing, social distancing, maintaining overall hygiene of foods, clothes, environment, gloves, gown, respirator protection, and eye protections. You can also follow the Ayurveda techniques to improve your immunity. 

2. Strengthen your positive thoughts with positive hopes and beliefs

As the concern about the coronavirus increases,  you may experience stress, strain, anxiety and some uncertainty.  But important thing is to keep our focus on the positive energy and this energy has the power to give you all types of immunity.

Our strength relies on our hopes, alertness, beliefs, and the faith in ourselves. You must take every thought confined by replacing thoughts of fear with the positive thoughts of hope and belief. When you get up in the early morning, start your day with positive mindset. Read something encouraging and positive every morning. Moreover, limit your exposure to anxiety and stress producing news and information. 

3. Meditation to connect with your inner self

Through soul re-connection meditation you can connect with your inner being and rediscover the power within yourself. Through inner connection, you will be able to remain calm and resilient in the face of adversity from the outer world. Connection with your inner self is all that is required to break identification with the negative energy body and to access the power of your blissful pure being.

4. Let go of your attachment to the outcomes

And last but not least, let go of your attachment to outcomes. You can never plan how exactly your desire will manifest itself. Do not narrow down on the options that you have at the moment but rather adopt an open mind and have faith in the unfolding of your dreams, hopes and positive beliefs.

5. Nature brings positive energy

The beauty of nature can help you to clear your thoughts and make you free from stress and anxiety. It can reboot your mind and refresh your energy. Nature can give you time to focus on the present moment and on yourself. Staying few minutes in nature can give you a peace of mind.  Nature can give you inspiration to achieve an incredible inspiration for things you would like to do whether it is new ideas,  writing, poetry, or painting.

6. Yoga exercises

There are many simple yoga exercises that can improve your mindset positively. The most common yoga poses for anxiety reduction and for mental strength are: child pose,  cobra pose, bridge pose, tree pose, cat pose, and downward-facing dog pose.  You can use props like blocks, blankets and straps,  chairs to get the most benefit from the poses. The benefits of a regular yoga practice are wide-ranging. But in this critical situation of COVID-19, they can eliminate your stress and tensions and improve mental state.

7. Breathing exercises

Deep breathing is a very simple yet powerful relaxation technique to stop negativity. It is all about inhale deeply and comfortably lengthen the exhalation. You can be use this technique at any time to transform not only your breath but also your state of mind.

There are many other simple yoga breathing (pranayama) techniques like  kaapalbhati, anulom vilom and bhramari pranayama practices which reduce stress and anxiety and promote restful sleep,  focus, calm and peaceful mind. Kapalbhati Pranayam ( special breathing exercises for lighted forehead) helps in purification of nadis that increases and enhances the vitality of life-force.

Kapalbhati Pranayam Procedure: When we consider normal breathing, the inhalation is the active processor while the exhalation is a passive one. In  Kapalbhati breathing exercise, there is a reversal of the process. Here, the air is forcefully exhaled from the lower stomach by the abdominal muscles, during the exhalation and here the inhalation is a passive one.

Anulom Vilom Pranayama is also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique. It balances both the right and left hemispheres of the brain and reduces anxiety.

Belly breathing is another simple yoga technique which stimulates the vagus nerve and activates your relaxation response, reducing your heart rate and blood pressure and lowering stress levels.

Conclusion

Generally, an average person has about 30000 to 60000 thoughts per day. Out of those thoughts about 80% are negative. All negative thoughts are not bad, some are needed for our survival. But 40% of them just drains our energy. Here, we discussed seven key techniques to convert your negative thoughts into positive energy. To change our reality and the reality of the world we need strong positive intention, affirmations and mindset. 

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