Create Control

We are entering a new way of life at the moment, a way that none of us have ever had to adjust to before.  Even if you were alive in 1918 the world has changed so much that it doesn't even matter if you had been there.  In 1918 if this happened everyone would be home and that’d be it. We wouldn’t all be working from home, schooling from home, teaching from home, etc.  

With all of these changes it's easy to fall into chaos.  It's easy to feel like life is happening to you and you have no control.  If you resign to that fact then it's just going to continue until you are able to go back into a pattern you recognize.  The only way to gain control is to take it, anxiety and depression tends to arise from a feeling of a lack of control. The only way to combat it is take back control.  

Start with the small steps you can control.  If you're not sure what they are? Then make a list of things you normally have a hang of that feel like they are out of control.  For example let's use food, it's going to be harder than ever to cook every day. Taking control of your food may be cooking for a few days out if you feel like you’ve fallen off with that some.  

These things compound, when you regain control of one thing, it creates time to take control of a second, then a third, etc.  It doesn't have to be huge changes, maybe it's as simple as controlling what time you wake up in the morning. Start there and move onto the next small thing.  I know you can do it!

Coach Adam

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