I never thought we’d still be in this crisis situation by June but looks like it’ll stay this way for quiet some time.
How have you been handling the current situation? Sharing this tip from Harvard Business Review on how we stop our mind from imagining the worst case scenario:
When you feel anxious about losing things that are dear to you, your mind may imagine the worst. To calm yourself, return to the present.
Start simple. Name five things in the room: There’s a computer, a chair, a picture of the dog, an old rug, and a coffee mug. Breathe. Realise that in the present moment, this room is your reality. In this moment, you’re OK. Use your senses, think about how these objects feel. The desk is smooth. Feel the breath come into your nose.
The goal is to find balance in your thoughts. If you feel a negative image taking shape, make yourself think of a positive one. Let go of what you can’t control. And be compassionate and patient with yourself and others. Being generous in your thinking can help brush aside some of your negative thoughts.
This is adapted from Scott Berinato’s, “That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief¨.
Ground yourself and keep well.