Let it come but don't let it to settle
The precarious situation brought in by the pandemic is, no doubt, affecting our psychology as our movements are totally restricted. In this situation, it is very likely that we are inclined to encourage unpleasant or negative thoughts. We may not be able to avoid such thoughts but can't we make efforts to divert our mind so that such thoughts come and go without creating an impact on our mind? Let us discuss this psychological issue in detail.
During this period, I will request you not to let anybody in unless it is necessary. More precisely, people are avoiding visiting their friends and family members because of the present situation. Now if you are living on the ground floor in a locality stray dogs and cats may play hide and seek with you and you have to find ways to stop them letting in. But I am talking about something else here. I am talking about your thoughts.
You are thinking all the time, good things, bad things and also thinking that you should stop your mind from thinking about such things. Maybe thinking about how you can prevent your mind so that those things are not let inside. Can you really do that? If somebody tells you not to think about one particular thing, that particular thing will always crop up inside your mind because there is a restriction on it. You will be reminded every time by that particular thing that somebody told you not to think about it. Instead, let it come. Let it peep from the windows of your mind. You keep on doing what you are doing without paying attention to that thought which tries to peep. If you do not pay attention, it will not settle and will go away.