HOW TO BE CONFIDENT DURING COVID-19!

 

There are so many thoughts that run through our minds of confidence in reference to how the status of the economy looks like, whether our businesses will thrive, if there will be a sudden recession, people losing their jobs, mental health issues and isolation. So many thoughts come up to mind.

However, do you know that what you think about is the results that will show forth? For me, I’ve had to adapt to different ways of thinking from discipling my mental ability to think positively, by focusing on what I do have which is the gift of life, a roof over my head, the ability to interact with family and friends and inner peace. During this season, the majority of people have many thoughts of how they will survive and what isn’t going right in their lives, which cause them to be distracted and underproductive.

Remember this: what you focus on, you magnify in your mind and in reality.

I want to give you SEVEN tips on how to be confident during Covid-19:

Tip number one: Always be thankful – no matter what you do not have, there is someone that wants your life. The little you have is a big blessing in the eyes of someone else. Contentment goes a very long way when you start in your humble beginnings.

Tip number two: Write down what you are good at – this is a great way to start bringing out your creativity skills and doing something different. For example, if you like baking and want to try out different desserts and see how many you can make; who knows, this could be a side business for you.

Tip number three: Invest in online education and e-learning. There is a lot that can be done in this season, particularly for those that are working from home or have a business. You can turn these online education sessions into live video calls including Zoom or Teams Microsoft to for further development inviting other people to join.

Tip number four: Don’t think about what you’ve lost – it isn’t always easy, especially when you’ve worked extremely hard to be where you are. For every loss, there is always a greater gain. Be willing to accept it and move on gracefully.

Tip number five: Get to know others virtually and reach out to family and friends – it is important to not only reach out to those you know but make friends with people you don’t know online. Social media is a great platform to do this. Who knows, that person could be an advantage to you in future and vice versa.

Tip number six: Renew your mindset – once Covid-19 is over, don’t think in your old ways. Embrace the changes that come your way and be willing to adapt to new methods and regulations. Be open-minded to what is coming your way and continue to keep that positive attitude at all times.

Tip number seven: Invest in yourself – this is extremely important. Self-care has to be one of the greatest priorities in anyone’s life. When you are good, everything else around you is good. Don’t neglect yourself because of where you are. Take care of your spiritual, mental and emotional space and see how life will get better for you. Be an influential being.

Let these seven tips help you cope during this season and know together we WILL beat Covid-19!

Remember; Authentic Worth is bringing worth back into you through storytelling and book-writing.

COVID-19 AND QUARANTINE SEASON #COVID-19

There is no time to live anyhow in these tragic testing seasons we are in. Our words, how we live (our lifestyle) and what we do matters. Time is only in God’s Hands, and that is not to be tampered with. Look at the image above; there are no arrows that indicate what the time is. The life you have now is being controlled by God. Do not take your life for granted. Do something useful with the time you have now. God is watching!

Remember, this is only for a season. It will not be forever. So many of us, including myself can have this natural tendency of feeling fearful for what tomorrow holds. As the rage of the Coronavirus has hit thousands of people worldwide, the attempt to even turn on the news and listen can be daunting. YET, as believers of Christ, we are able to stand firm, knowing that this will pass.

The situations and circumstances we face are not to keep us in the same position we are in. There is a tendency to what to remain complacent and think of this as “oh, we won’t have to do anything” “let’s just plan ahead” “we will make this happen!”, not understanding the plans you decide to make have to be ordained by God. No matter what you want to achieve, if God is not in the centre, it will fail.

Think about this pandemic now. What has caused us to be in such a heavy crises that has caused many loved ones to leave before their time? Why is it now that people are being extremely kind now that Covid-19 has occurred? Have you also noticed that this season, people are taking advantage of others. Five plantains used to be a £1, now three plantains are £1!!! No more dettol, tissues or hand sanitisers anywhere!

People lose faith and they buy so many unnecessary products to either waste them or feed their pride, not believing that this Covid-19 won’t last. So we buy in panic and fear, we make ourselves look good by trying to make more money that may not necessarily help others. My focus right now is: what are you doing with the time you have on your hands now? Are you just ‘waiting’ for Covid-19 to pass you by before you can start living your life?

The time is NOW! There is a strong message that I believe God Himself wants to inform us, but our world has become their own gods, becoming self-righteous and only thinking about what they can get from others. The NHS, on the other hand, are doing a tremendous job in looking after many patients that have been diagnosed with Covid-19. For those that do not suffer or are immune to sickness, this is your opportunity to jump at the top of your voice, sing and praise God for protecting and preserving your life.

Covid-19 is a message for all of us to find out what our purpose on earth is, and fulfil it with a spirit of excellence. Everything we do must reflect the Glory of God. We are not just living for ourselves but those around the world. At times, people may not even know what to say due to the pressure and shock. This is a shock to us, but it is never a shock to God. This calls for us to look deep within our hearts to question our motives and see if there are any hidden agendas in us and change our ways quickly. The Lord has been TOO MERCIFUL TO US, and now is the time we can experience how He feels.

This has shaken the entire world, not even comparing this to Swine Flu or Bird Flu, the Covid-19 has made our eyes open even more to what we can do in this short period of time we have here on earth. If you are breathing and reading this message today, do not take life for granted. You DO have time! We all have 24 hours in a day, so do not waste it. Be intentional about your words, your lifestyle and the impact you want to bring in the lives of others. It will surely go a long way!

Last message: do not take life for granted, and more importantly, do not take God for granted. Believe in Him now that you have the time; don’t put it off because you never know when something like Covid-19 will visit unexpectedly.

GOD IS NOT THE PROBLEM TO COVID-19 | WHAT TO LEARN FROM THE CORONAVIRUS #COVID-19

When faced with calamity, where do we turn to? Who do we want to blame for all this? On behalf of Authentic Worth, we want to deeply express how grateful and thankful we are for all our attendees that came to the Building Self-Confidence and Personal Development Workshop on Saturday 14th March 2020. To our amazing guest speakers, Des Amey and Nkechi, your transparency was profound and we appreciate you both. To Wendy, thank you for sponsoring Authentic Worth with your cupcakes!

If you know how thankful I am; it is an understatement!!!!!! Had I have done the workshop on Saturday 21st March, it would have probably been postponed or cancelled and I wouldn’t know how long for! The Covid-19 pandemic became so severe just after the workshop happened. I believe from Monday 16th March, that was when the news spread so vastly on the Internet. I remember planning this workshop since December 2019 and I said that it WILL happen!! Thankfully, it came to pass! #thepowerofapositivemindset

Why not check out our website to see our pictures and testimonials.

My latest video talks about what we can learn from Covid-19. It is easy to panic, worry, stress and feel nervous in such a testing time, however, I believe for every trauma, there is a way out. We must learn to be positive and endure this season, because, it is a season and WILL pass! My question to you is: what are you going to take away from this and how can you be better in a world full of uncertainty? This is the time to stand together as one, in unity and work with what we have in our hands.

Ultimately, we have to be reminded that our lives are not our own because we belong to God. There is no need blaming different countries, because every country has their own flaw. There is no perfect country; neither is there any perfect individual. Trials and tribulations WILL come, there is no doubt about that! God is NOT the problem to Covid-19. He knows when to put an end to it. In the meantime, listen to the video, be inspired, challenged and willing to bring something different to your society. Together, we WILL beat Covid-19!

Esther Jacob

Founder of Authentic Worth

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