It’s been a while, I know! I hope you’re all happy and healthy, wherever on this planet you may be reading from. Here in Victoria, Australia, we’ve just had the ‘second wave’ of Coronavirus cases come through and now we are back into total lockdown, shut off from all travel outside of Metropolitan Melbourne… great.
Now I truly believe this lockdown will be much, much harder, than the last. I’m not talking on the physical toll, but the mental toll, that this second lockdown period has the ability to impart on every Victorian. Loneliness is very, very real. So make sure to check up on your mates who seem happy, call your grandparents, auntie’s and uncle’s, spread love and positivity, it has a flow on effect. 😊
However, with any unfortunate situation, negative event, or adverse circumstance, each day things can change. There is one thing though, that should, and must stay the same, our resilience. Resilience is, by definition, ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’.
If you have perfect resilience, you’re unbeatable. The difficulties that arise will knock you down, but each and every time, you come back stronger. And even though this Coronavirus challenge is unprecedented, and utterly massive, we just have to look at it like any other, just another block in the road. This is not to undermine the effects of COVID-19, but it is a game you can play with your mind, because your mind doesn’t know the difference between reality, and what you tell it, literally. (I’ll go more into this in the next article 😉)
When you do this, you’ll gain a whole new perspective, and in turn, greater resilience. To know that there is strength, togetherness, and better times on the other side of this pandemic, it’s like you gain a ‘birds-eye-view’ of the whole road itself, instead of being on the ground staring at this massive block 50cm from your eyes…
This ‘reframe your thinking’ method is proven, and it works. Your perspective determines how you interpret life. Reframe your thinking, and life becomes unimaginably easier.
Ultimately, resilience is undoubtedly one of the most important values oneself can hold. It empowers you with the feeling that no matter what life throws at you, you’ll always be able to rise again. In the current time we are in, it’s the people with the most resilience who will come out the other side the in the best condition mentally. It is this toughness, this ability to be knocked down seven times and get back up eight, that will hold you in good stead for whenever life throws any of it’s curveballs.
Thanks for reading, whoever you may be, I hope you take something special out of this piece.
Stay tuned for the next one, legends.
PS. Spread some positivity this week! Make it your mission to make other people’s day 10 times better 😊