Where To Find Positivity In COVID-19 Chaos

Brielle Allison

With the restrictions brought by the COVID-19 quarantine, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the hourly reports and daily changes from the government. 

Many have been confined to their homes and immediate communities until further notice. Looking at the time spent at home with a positive perspective can be extremely beneficial. 

There is always a light in the darkness, whether it be struggles with mental health or simply missing friends. There is positivity to be found amongst the COVID-19 chaos. 

Reader’s Digest, Refinery 29, CNN and Forbes are a few magazines and news sources who have posted articles detailing the ways to be productive and practice self-care during the quarantine. 

Many celebrities have taken to social media platforms to highlight the positive events happening during quarantine. Celebrities have been hosting live events and shows. 

Singer and actress Miley Cyrus started an Instagram Live show called “Bright Minded Stories,” where she interviews different stars and provides tips on “staying lit” during the pandemic. 

John Krasinski began a Youtube series called “Some Good News,” or SGN, where he narrates viral clips while providing uplifting news and a good laugh. 

Instagram Live events like virtual raves, proms, concerts and shows have been hosted by a multitude of entertainers and celebrities, like actor Tom Felton and world-renowned singer and businesswoman Rihanna. 

Celebrities have been using the hashtag #TogetherAtHome to help promote their streams and Instagram Live events. 

Magazines and other news networks have also taken time to focus on the positive. News networks such as UpWorthy and the Good News Network have been updating frequently with positive stories, as well as magazines like Elle and The Guardian.

Lin Manuel Miranda, Winnie Harlow and Abigail Spencer are among a few celebs who have supported @savewithstories, a foundation partnering with No Kid Hungry and Save the Children. They offer fun and education to kids during the COVID-19 outbreak through celebrity book readings on IGTV. 

Storyline Online, the AG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website offers book readings by celebrated actors like Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne and dozens more. 

Disney has also started a new Youtube series called “Storytime With…,” where those affected by the quarantine can have a book read to them by their favorite characters. Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley recently joined in, reading “BB-8 On The Run.” Moana actress Auli’i Cravalho also took part, reading “Moana and the Ocean.”