5 Ways to Maintain a Positive Outlook Even in Challenging Times

Although it may be difficult to keep your spirits up through challenging times, there are ways to not only find moments of peace in everyday life but also enjoy a positive outlook overall.

1. Be present.

A great way to do this is to engage your senses. Stop and notice what is around you – the smells, sounds, and sights, even if they are familiar. Touch things in your surroundings and notice how they feel. If you are eating, take a moment and really notice the flavors in your mouth. Being present allows you to experience moments of gratitude and pleasure in your everyday life.

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2. Take care of your body.

This advice extends to your lifestyle, too. By keeping a clean house with few toxins and allergens, feeding yourself a clean diet, and avoiding habits like smoking and over-drinking, you’ll feel better and have a stronger physical body.

In turn, you’ll have less inflammation and chronic pain, and you’ll bounce back more quickly from illness and injury.

3. Build community.

Having a sense of community and life purpose are the most important contributors to enjoying a long and healthy life.

Whether you have a hobby (like reading, crafting, or playing a musical instrument) that you enjoy in a small group, or community built around a common interest (like a sport, religion, activity, or shared passion), having a sense of purpose results in peace and joy in everyday life.

4. Be curious.

For most people, the healthcare system can be a confusing maze. Staying curious about how to navigate this maze is important for your health and your wallet. Within your Amaze account, you’ll find resources such as a symptom checker, extensive video library, and private ad-free search engine, so you can investigate your symptoms on your own and connect with us when you are ready.

With knowledge about how the system works along with guidance and support, you’ll feel empowered to seek out and find the best care for yourself and your family.

5. Ask for help.

Amaze is your independent medical partner. Our main goal is to help you get the best care for the lowest price. Through your Amaze account, you get direct access to our medical team, so you get telemedicine service when you need it, and often we can take care of your medical problem right through your phone. When you need help with the other parts of healthcare, like insurance questions, medical billing, or finding a specialist, our team can help you get on the right path, and we will support you every step of the way.

Amaze is here to help! Connect through your Amaze account, or call (720) 577-5251.

This recent blog post, It’s All Connected, explains how missing sleep, making unhealthy food choices, avoiding exercise, and ignoring stress can add up over time, affecting your overall wellbeing.