This study demonstrates the importance of a positive attitude in the face of Covid-19

With the COVID-19 pandemicthe lifestyle of each individual is seen to be turned upside down. This change has undoubtedly left its mark on mental health of certain people, who now put themselves at the quest for their well-being.

However, many tend to believe that the pursuit of happiness is a “selfish ideal”. According to others, however, personal fulfillment must be sought and developedin particular by adopting positive attitudes towards the past. In any case, this has been demonstrated by the work carried out by researchers from the Department of Pedagogy and Educational Psychology at the Federal University of the Urals.

What does this positive attitude really consist of?

Adopt a positive attitude is undoubtedly very beneficial for social life and the benefits are not the least.

According to Anna Pecherkina of the Urals Federal University, our attitude towards our past has an impact on our life. On the one hand, people with a positive attitude they have a better quality of life. They are less depressedthey have a better sleep quality and react better to insulation. On the other side, negative attitude increases the risk of depression, sleep disorders and increases the risk of developing mental disorders.

What is the relationship between the positive attitude and the time frame?

Isolation experiments were carried out with 850 students, aged 17-26, from undergraduate and graduate students from Syktyvkar, Kirov, Yekaterinburg and Tyumen.

The experiment revealed two categories of attitudes. Indeed, a group seems react more easily to insulation. It is essentially made up of young people who have adopted a positive attitude towards their past. They are also those who are future oriented and have a long-term view. Conversely, another group proved to be more hostile to isolation. These are the people who adopt a negative attitude when thinking about their past. They demonstrate a hedonistic behavior for now and a fatalistic tendency for the future.

The majority of students showed signs of depression. Be that as it may, those who have perceived isolation as a temporary challenge and focused more on long-term tasks were able to adapt easily to the health restrictions of COVID-19. On the other hand, those who had a more apocalyptic apprehension of the pandemic as tended to show more severe signs of depression.


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