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Find Your Happy Place During Covid Doing This!

Oh our happy place. The Covid-19 virus has changed our way of life for over a year now and it has turned our notion of where our happy place is upsidedown. However it has affected you personally, the virus has changed all of our lives, and for so many of us, it has been a difficult time. Now, more than ever, we must  create a new ‘happy place’ for ourselves. When we look after ourselves, we are in the best position to take care of others and spread some positivity into the world!

Giving Is A Great Way To Create A Happy Place At Home

If we cant go out, or are limited in what we can do, how can we find that new happy place? Giving to others and giving to ourselves is known to create happiness, a great sense of wellbeing to both those who give and receive. Check out how giving changes our brains and generates a greater sense of calm, feelings of wellbeing, and just an overall sense of happiness. The gives don’t need to be big gives, something small and simple like a gratitude note to someone, or a positive business review on social media, or helping someone with a small chore.

Check out the suggestions below to get you started. These gives will put you on a path of giving every day as you will love how you feel, how others feel, and how small daily gives really does create your new happy place in a world that is so very different.

To Be There For Others – Take Care Of Yourself

Consider this: how do you feel right now? Stay in touch with where you are in the present moment, to avoid being overwhelmed by the questions of the future, or comparisons of the past. There can be a lot of anxiety involved in thinking about how your life was before Covid-19, and where you will be in the coming months, but the truth is no-one can know what will happen 6 minutes from now, let alone days, or months. Meditation and mindful yoga can help to keep you grounded in the present moment, reminding us to be here now, and not caught up in thoughts or concerns. Meditation has been proven to help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Give it a go by watching the ‘Headspace Guide to Meditation’ on Netflix, for guided meditations and analysis on the benefits of mediation. If you don’t have Netflix, try downloading the free app Insight Timer, for similar information and guided practices. Meditation will help you create a happy place for you so you can take care of others if needed.

Take a Break From Social Media And Focus On Your Happy Place

You may also want to consider which of your habits are harmful to your mental health. Consider taking breaks from social media, for example. Sometimes friends or family members will say annoying, or inflammatory things on social media. Understand that everyone deals with their stress or frustration in their own way, but you needn’t let yourself be affected by it. Taking time off from looking at social media, or logging off completely can give your mind some much needed space from internet drama! When you take time and space away from negative environments, you create a more positive place for your mind.

Exchange Negativity With Positivity on the Internet For A People Give

Be aware of any mis-information that is being spread over the internet, often via social media sites like Facebook. Fact check anything you see that is controversial or sensational (try [ to learn how much truth there is to a news article), and avoid sharing anything that might upset other people. At a time when people may be leaning more heavily on their social media for a sense of connection and to alleviate the boredom of lockdown, inflammatory news and controversial posts can create a greater sense of stress. Try to spread positivity with your posts, and if in doubt – just log off and find a different way to unwind.

Get Back to Nature For A Planet Give

Whether you’re having to isolate yourself in this time, or trying to spend more time at home, to help limit the spread of the virus; caring for plants is a great way to spread positivity, while making a positive impact on the environment. If you have an outdoor space, plant some bee-friendly flowers and maintain a compost pile of food scraps and bio-degradable materials (include tissues, paper napkins and products, garden cuttings, etc) for a sustainable source of new soil.

If you don’t have outdoor space, consider getting a tropical plant for your home – it will help with air quality and give you a boost when you see new leaves forming. Alternatively just getting outdoors and to an area of natural beauty can be a great way to elevate your mood and energy levels.

If you’d like to spread more positivity through giving and create your new happy place check out for tips and ideas on how to give every day to increase not only your happiness but the happiness of others as well. We all deserve a happy place every single day.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)