Acting out in crisis
Why hello there and welcome to this week's episode of a national crisis!
How are you doing? No, really, how are you doing?
Don't be ashamed to feel and admit that you are experiencing fear, uncertainty, anger, anxiety, stress...guess what?
You're in good company.
I know you feel alone, we all do. But you are so far from truly being alone. This was not in anyone's goal setting session at the beginning of March. This was not in anyone's business plan in January. You cannot plan for this kind of thing, but you can come out on the other side with new skills and results.
It is REALLY hard to see the big picture right now, I get that. It is REALLY hard to stay positive right now, I get that too. I would challenge you to write down 10 things you are grateful for. Start there to grab hold of your bigger picture.
Then, focus on the things you CAN control like:
- Creating a daily schedule to fit your new normal
- Mindful eating and meal planning
- Drinking water
- Turning screens off by 9pm
- Completing TrueCoach training EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT THE SAME (Remember, NOTHING is the same right now!)
- Stop scrolling on Facebook and reading the negativity
- YOU CONTROL YOU! You cannot control what other people are doing so don't let it run your life!
Look, I know a lot of you are hurting right now and that hurts me. I know many of you have been laid off, some of you are teaching remote while also trying to help your own kids learn remotely and I know some of you are getting hit hard financially.
For the sake of your mental health focus on the things you CAN control! Use post it notes and stick them on every cabinet, every door, every mirror. You are worth it! You matter!
You (alone) are not in control of this pandemic
You cannot control if your boss is forced to let you go
You cannot control the financial impact
You cannot control what others do
You CAN control how you take charge of YOUR health today
Rising up through the hard times IS results!