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April 14, 2020

Six Tips to Staying Positive During Coronavirus Lockdown

Fear is a natural state of being. We experience it every time we step outside of our comfort zone and face new circumstances that elevate our insecurities.

Fear is our body’s way of keeping us safe and protecting us from danger, but just because we experience it, doesn’t mean we have to stay in it. The longer we stay in fear, the more anxious and overwhelmed we can become and the harder it is to pull ourselves out of the downward spiral.

In this unique time of great uncertainty and collective fear, how can we develop a healthy mindset and keep positive even in the face of impending danger?

  1. Remember you always have choice! Choose trust over fear. When you are in a state of fear, you are drawing in more of what you fear and blocking what you desire in that moment
  2. Consciously recognise and release fear through the breath. A slow and steady inhale, breathing in trust and calmness, hold the state of trust and calmness, then on the exhale, breathing out any and all fear and anxiety. Allowing yourself to fully let go. Do this at least three times to reset your central nervous system.
  3. Focus on possibilities by asking yourself questions such as ‘what if’ and ‘how could I’, rather than ‘why you can’t’ or ‘haven’t’.
  4. Limit how much news you watch on a regular basis. Whilst it is important to stay informed, news is predominantly focused on the negative and therefore generates fear. Swap out watching news for listening to podcasts or doing online learning courses.
  5. Take time each day to focus on gratitude. Be thankful for the good in your life, no matter how small the good is or feels. Be thankful for the sun, fresh air, your gifts and talents, loved ones, anything and everything that makes a positive difference in your life.
  6. Meditate regularly, as meditation is scientifically proven to help with reducing stress and anxiety and developing a calm and centered inner state.


Sonia Motum
Founder and Director, Energy Coaching
Energy Coaching supports women in fulfilling their greatest potential, discovering their true gifts and talents, living their authentic life purpose and being the best possible version of [...]