Ways to Shine Bright in Dark Times


Brianna Pacailler, Staff Writer

During today’s tough times, many people are starting to lose hope for the future. It’s easy to feel trapped and uncertain for upcoming times, but it’s important that we put aside the bad and replace it with some goodness. When it comes to such an inexplicable global problem like this, the best thing to do is stay positive. Staying positive not only calms the tensions going on in someone’s mind, but it isolates all those negative thoughts and harnesses a new and overall more wholesome mindset.

Additionally, there are many different ways to stay positive during times like these. One of the first ways to keep yourself surrounded by positivity is by staying in contact with family and friends. Although these times may feel like we are isolated from the world, we can’t let this pandemic ruin our family connections. Staying connected can return some of those abilities that have been taken by this virus. Even though it’s not a physical interaction, these options can still comfort your heart with the knowledge of your loved ones being safe and healthy. Connectivity equals positivity. 

Furthermore, another great way to stay positive could be exploring some fun new skills. There are a whole variety of skills out there for anyone seeking a new challenge. For example, skills like juggling, sewing, singing, dancing, playing an instrument, drawing, painting, etc., are just some of the many possible activities for you to participate in. Not only will these skills provide you with a chance to explore your hidden talents, but this can distract your mind from the craziness going on in the world around us.

To finish it off, another great way to spread positivity throughout your household is to dive into some baking. There are hundreds and hundreds of baking recipes and other amazing treats to make. Cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, pies, and so much more. The possibilities are endless. Not only do you get to spend some time as a professional chef, but you get to sit back and enjoy the treats you made. Baking supplies you with delicious treats and additionally adds a little more goodness to look forward to. During these unpredictable and negative times, we should never lose sight of positivity and contain our remaining happiness. No matter the circumstances, continuing to partake in the things we love can overtake any negative behavior and transform it into a positive attitude.