Hello, it’s me, Chris. Today I wanted to talk to you about something that we have previously spoken about but I want to talk about it again, in light of the announcement of a new Covid variant, and that is, how to feel instantly calm in these constant times of uncertainty and worry.
If you have listened to the news over the last couple of days, you will know that there is a new variant. Just when most of us had actually kind of got our head around Covid, and had begun to learn how to live with it , a new variant pops up, that threatens to put us back into lockdown again. It feels like just as you get control of your anxiety and worry in your headspace, uncertainty takes a big hefty swipe at it!
So, in this blog post, I am going to give you three speedy things that YOU can do, right now, as you are reading this to remain calm in constant times of uncertainty.
1. Make friends with the presence of uncertainty.
I know, I know, this can feel easier said than done, when your brain is seeking security. But it is essential if you want to navigate your way through these super uncertain times. What do I mean by make friends with uncertainty?
I mean accept, that right now, nothing is going to be certain, but that YOU can navigate your way through that when you work out your resilience muscle. Make a pact to embrace the change that is coming, know that you can and will survive it, and look at it as an opportunity to find a different way of doing things.
2. Learn to sit with uncertainty
Next time that your feelings of uncertainty are getting the better of you, sit down and just sit with those feelings of uncertainty.
It can be so easy to automatically jump to the role of trying to erase your uncertainty. However, your brain knows that it is present, and it isn’t going to appease you. Sit down, take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it, and just release through your mouth. and just keep breathing and you sit with your uncertainty.
Next, ask yourself ‘what is it that I am feeling?’ – be honest with yourself, then say what you are feeling out loud, or in your head, for example ‘I am feeling scared that I won’t get to see my family’ – say this, accept it, breathe through it, and then just sit with those feelings. Don’t try to find any answers – just allow yourself to feel that feeling.
3. Make a choice to handle uncertainty.
Make a CHOICE that no matter what is coming your way, you can and you will simply handle it. You have a hell of a lot of resilience in you, and this can get you through ANYTHING.
Go right back to basics, plan for things – make a list of the films you’d like to see, the book you want to write, enrol on a course you’d like to take, plan ahead, have things in your life armoury that will occupy you and EXCITED you, so that even if things do take a little detour, you’re still going to be busy building your life.
I hope that this helps, there is nothing to be achieved by panicking, all it does it creates a vicious web of anxiety that can feel really hard to get out of.
If you need some extra help in dealing with how you are feeling, do check out my INSTANTLY CALM TOOL KIT as this is great at soothing those instant fears, and puts YOU back in the drivers seat.
I am always here for you, so know, that whatever we have to go through, you don’t have to struggle in silence.
Have a great week,