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by Heidi Oran
While I've always made a conscious choice to limit my exposure to the news, from local to world - lately it seems that it has become impossible to do so. When I check my email, turn on the television, or visit a social media site I am immediately made aware of the latest happenings around the world. Right now it feels a bit overwhelming for many of us, and it feels like every time we turn around more bad is occurring. It can be difficult to remain positive during these turbulent times, but it's important to do so, as we are all individually responsible for the type of energy we put out into the world. I don't know about you, but I certainly hope to contribute positive rather than negative energy! Continue reading to learn five tips on how to stay positive during turbulent times.
Express Gratitude - I'm sure most of you are aware of the multitude of benefits derived from a regular practice of gratitude. For those who don't keep a gratitude journal, what you can do to immediately reset the positivity button is grab a piece of paper and pen and jot down 5 things you're grateful for right now. From the sunrise, to the smell of a fresh flower, these items will help to bring you into the present moment and give you some perspective.
Connect with Others Online
Connect with Others Online - Most of us are involved with social media in some capacity, and this is often a good place to gain support and some perspective from friends, acquaintances and family members. You can express your feelings/frustrations through this channel and just this act alone may help you to feel a bit more upbeat.
Head Outdoors - There is nothing more grounding that nature so get on your hiking or running shoes and get outdoors. From a spiritual perspective being surrounded by Mother Nature is a gentle reminder that despite all of the chaos, there is something greater than us.
Heidi Oran is the founder of The Conscious Perspective, a blog providing education and awareness about Personal Growth, Spirituality, and Humanitarian issues.