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How to Keep a Positive Mindset During an Economic Crisis

Many people believe that how you feel and your state of mind has a straightforward effect on your actions and your career. During an economic crisis our ability to keep that positive mindset can be tested. Despite the trying circumstances it can be done. So how does one, in an economic crisis, keep a positive mindset?

Below are 6 tips I have outlined to help you stay the course and come out on top!

1. Recognize your feelings

Permit yourself to recognize whatever feelings you are having. Recognizing any pressure or nervousness, you’re feeling can assist you with dealing with those emotions. This progression can likewise permit you to deal with any negative feelings, understand yourself and move on. 

Take a stab at pausing for a minute toward the beginning of the day or the night to utilize a contemplation application like Headspace to pause for a minute. Allow yourself to feel and then heal. Addressing any negative feelings insures they won’t return later or if they do they won’t be as difficult to deal with. 

Remember you are only human, you will feel, but how you heal is entirely up to you.

2. Improve your physical health

Many creators on social media are offering free workout classes that require minimal to no equipment. Maintain a consistent exercise routine, which will improve your physical health and ensure that you’re getting fresh air daily. With more time at home, commit time to make healthy meals, and eating a well-balanced diet. Lastly, make sleep a priority, and be intentional about getting the recommended hours of sleep each night.

3. Choose your friends wisely

The sort of individuals that need to groan and cry about everything without exception continually. As a whole, we realize individuals like this, and it’s not in every case simple to stay away from them when they are companions, family, or associates. Nevertheless, in the present atmosphere, adverse individuals can resemble poison.

So lessen your introduction to moaners and grumblers, while expanding your presentation to constructive individuals focused on openings and solutions rather than simply the issues. In case you’re a pessimistic individual yourself, invest less energy with yourself.

4. Organize the Realities

It is necessary to take a levelheaded viewpoint on the crisis at hand. Ask yourself how much it’s meddling with your life and your business, what precautionary measures you can take, and how you can deal with any negative feelings you might be feeling. Pause for a minute and take stock of what you can control (what you eat each day) and what you can’t (how friends and family react). Visit sites you can trust for accurate information instead of online life or unchecked sources. Organizing the realities will guarantee that you’re all around educated and not considering extra unhelpful information.

5. Focus on Solutions not Issues

In every crisis, there is an end point. However, it would be best if you quit concentrating on all the commotion about how terrible things are to see the solutions and expected chances. This solution will help you focus on overcoming rather than keep you strapped to a negative reality that can consume you. When you focus on issues you envision yourself as a victim and then you may perceive no end point. But when you focus on a solution you are an actor in your own fate and emerging from this crisis or any other crisis becomes more of a challenged laced with unexpected opportunities to rise. 

6. Plan Effective Communication

The way you communicate during a crisis dictates how those around you feel. In every word, written or spoken think carefully about what you say and how you say it. How we express ourselves can unconsciously convey negative or positive feelings to those receiving our words. Making a commitment to communicate in a positive way helps you and all those around you.  

Crisis are a fact of life. How we look at and handle the crisis depends on our attitude and mindset. We can set the tone of how to endure, and overcome and conquer the crisis at hand with the way we think and approach it. Be mindful of all you do and say, especially in these challenging times, and you will see the crisis is just one part of the equation, how and what comes of it, is in large part up to you. 

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Desiree Avila


Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR, and SFR. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to Realtors® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.

She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a Realtor® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others.

She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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