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Finding ways to stay happy during this pandemic has been my number one activity. I’m not even joking. This whole situation has had impacts on all of us, but I feel that the ultimate test we’re here to take is the test of patience. Like how more can we resist? Or better yet, how can we find ways to be happy while the situation will not change too soon? We gathered here today to explore my tested activities and tips that will help you stay or be more happy.

Spend time with your loved ones

Might be your mum and dad, your nan or grandfather, your auntie or your sister. Your loved ones are probably the most important people in your life. Spending time with them, especially if you haven’t seen them in a while, will make you both feel happier. If time or circumstances don’t allow, make sure you guys are just hanging out together at home. Watch a movie, have a shisha ‘party’ for you in the garden or cook dinner together. There are so many ways to spend time in a fun way with your family, why not take some time to explore them?

Revamp your style

It might look shallow to you at first, but think about it. When did you have so much time on your hands to spend time with yourself at home? I truly believe that this is the perfect opportunity to revamp your style. Go through your wardrobe, select what you’re currently wearing and donate what you don’t. Decluttering will make you feel more relaxed, calm and happy. Come up with new ways of wearing your clothes – perhaps now you’ll see combos that you haven’t tried in the past. You will also be able to clearly see what you’re missing in your wardrobe and will be less inclined to impulse buy everything that’s on sale online. Win, win! Stay happy during this pandemic.

Indulge in your passions

We all have passions, but do we have the time to explore them? Usually not, but now maybe there’s an hour or two we can spare for what makes us truly happy. Some people love photography, others might like painting or playing the guitar. Allowing yourself to not feel pressured by time will make you so happy and relaxed. Maybe, you’ll create a habit out of it and you’ll become the next expert in your field. 

Allow yourself to just be

My personal opinion is that we’re all so stressed about this situation also because we’re not used to just doing the simple things. Society is always in a rush, therefore we are always in a hurry too. If anyone would have asked me to read a fiction book three months ago, I would have said ‘pass’ as I was only focusing on non-fiction. All I wanted was to be productive and EVEN more productive, until I burnt out. Allow yourself to just be: read that romance book, go on that weekend away in the countryside away from everyone, take that longer bath (if you don’t get borded after 20 minutes like I do). Appreciate the moments you have in your life.

Keep your mind open to new opportunities 

I know that some people might have been made redundant, others are bored in their jobs while others might have been trying to get a new job in the middle of this pandemic. If you’re in one of these situations, keeping positive is even more challenging. Always know that opportunities can arise from unexpected places and circumstances. Just keep your mind open and don’t be afraid to take on new challenges. In the same time, keep patient and practice the tips I’ve gave you above. You’ve GOT this!

And that’s how to stay happy during this pandemic. How do you cope? Is there anything specific that you’re doing? Just let us know in the comment section below, we’d love to find out your ways as well. 

P.S: Don’t forget that I launched my book ‘Create a life you love’ to give you an extra push and motivate you to be ambitious enough to chase your dreams.

Lots of love,

Andrada

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