24 Jun YOUR POSITIVE PORTFOLIO: A TOOL TO FIGHT OFF THE SADNESS OF THE CORONA CRISIS
This is a cool and simple tool to boost happiness and wellbeing, and combat sadness and depression. Check it out and give it a try…
via Positive Psychology News by Nico Rose
Stress and anxiety are on the rise as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rampage the entire globe. Billions of people suffer either from the imminent consequences of the disease itself or its many adverse side effects, such as losing income, trying to maintain a reasonable level of productivity while working from home, or being separated from their families and friends for prolonged periods of time.
Naturally, people are searching for ways to either calm down or cheer up in order to not lose their minds. Here´s the challenge: Most of the things we usually do to attain these emotional states, such as going to the gym, taking a yoga class, or seeking the comfort of our loved ones, are not permitted in many countries due to virus countermeasures.
But what if there were a simple way that could help you to feel better in an instant and almost automatically? What if everything you needed were already in your pocket, or even in your hands, right now?
I encourage you to create on your smartphone what I call a digital Positive Portfolio: This is a folder attached to your home screen where you consciously assemble artifacts, such as photos, videos, and music, that evoke memories of special positive valence. Think about wedding videos, pictures of newborns, the most mellow shots from a cherished vacation, that special song you used to hear back then, and reminders of small and big victories in sports, business, and life in general.
In essence, the Positive Portfolio is a digitally enhanced and readily available version of the good old photo album, only it is consciously created around the notion of emotional valence rather than around a specific period from your life. You could even think about crafting several editions for different emotional needs, such as relaxation and amplifying optimism.
After crafting your portfolio, you can use it in times of stress for a few minutes whenever you have a short break. Do it instead of smoking, eating sweets, or other behaviors that help to fight off stress but have negative side effects over time. It´s a method that is actually quick and easy, as opposed to techniques that claim to be simple but actually aren’t.
Creating a Positive Portfolio basically works for everyone everywhere, and you can start today. It´s essentially free of cost as everything we need is already waiting for us. We all have experienced moments in our lives that are positively outstanding in one way or another, and currently roughly four billion people do own a smartphone…
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