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This Is The Most Fun Way To Make Your Life Awesome (Pandemic Edition) - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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This Is The Most Fun Way To Make Your Life Awesome (Pandemic Edition) - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
It was 1962, the girls wouldn't stop laughing and nobody knew why. And even stranger, the laughter was spreading. Like a virus. This was at an all-girls school in Kashasha, Tanzania. A few students had started laughing and they couldn't stop. And this inexplicable behavior spread from girl to girl until 95 of the 159 students were affected.

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The "kindness pandemic"

Viruses aren’t the only things that spread through networks of people. Attitudes and behaviors do too. And we should take advantage of it. 
Spreading happiness and kindness right now is not going to magically kill the virus. But we need to stay optimistic and hopeful for the future.

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Spreading connection

70% of our happiness comes from your relationships with other people. And the social distancing situation has left some with zero people around them. 
So reach out. Extended time without social contact is bad: Send a text, make that phone/video call, anything you want to let people know you care and are thinking about them.

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Spreading help

Ask people if they need anything.  There are people out there in need of a little more than well wishes right now. And when people see others helping, they’re more likely to help. 

Also, if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.

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Spreading gratitude

Sending a thank you message is a great way to make two people happy and spread positivity.  Feeling gratitude means you are less likely to be depressed, anxious, lonely, envious, or neurotic.

Also, don’t forget to show gratitude to the people you might be quarantined with.

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Spreading optimism

We need to be careful with optimism so that we don’t neglect serious concerns. If you’re having serious illness symptoms, don’t be optimistic that they’ll clear up on their own and avoid medical care. But if the cost of being wrong is just a minor feeling of disappointment that things didn’t go your way, right now it’s better to stay positive.

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