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Staying Positive Through COVID – Getting Back to Basics with Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee
Episode 669th February 2021 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee discusses how we need to get back to basics to make sure we're supporting ourselves and others in these uncertain times.

Episode Highlights

[05:01] What We Have To Be Positive About In 2021

  • The vaccination program rollout is something to be excited about.
  • Amrita is also hopeful about Joe Biden’s presidency. 
  • She concentrates by minimizing peripheral noise.

[07:30] Importance of Embracing Negative Emotions 

  • Emotions are not binary. 
  • Negative emotions sometimes have lessons to offer.
  • Allowing yourself to feel the moment can fill you with some hope for the future.

[14:32] How to Hold On to Positivity

  • Recognize that the emotions we’re feeling are different from what we experience in a pandemic-free world.
  • Get back to basics.
  • Think about the things you can control.

[19:14] Going Back to Basics

  • Determine the coping strategies that helped you.
  • Understand that this, too, shall pass.
  • We are all facing the same pandemic, but we experience it differently. 

[26:04] Building a Positive Mindset

  • Practice optimum support by communicating your love languages.
  • Engage in positively-based psychological processes like gratitude, journaling, connecting with others, and learning.
  • Move away from toxic things.

[42:27] Top Tips to Get Through the Next Few Weeks

  • Connect with yourself, and communicate it to those around you.
  • Don’t be scared of your negative emotions.
  • Look forward to things. 

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The 5 Love Languages by Dr Gary Chapman

Five ways to wellbeing by the New Economics Foundation 

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