We can all agree it has been a tough year. A global pandemic, upheaval of everyday life, political and social turmoil, and natural disasters have overtaken our lives. You may have found that as the days and weeks go by, the stress has begun to weigh heavily on your spirit. So many have experienced personal traumas, changing lives forever. Whether you have been impacted directly or indirectly, the question becomes how do you build resilience during instability and change, especially for the coming days ahead?
It has been a year of uncertainty and with election season in full swing, you may find yourself experiencing a plethora of strong emotions. Whether you are feeling anxiety, anger, or apathy, the following seven steps will help you to navigate your emotions without losing peace, poise, or equilibrium.
We all have our basic code of conduct—how we act when no one is looking and how we act when everyone is looking. Everyone’s code of conduct varies based on their beliefs, life experiences, and the environment in which they grew up. No one is perfect. We all stumble from time to time. But when we speak or act our truth from a place of love, not only are we becoming our best selves, but we are also allowing others to build their trust in us.
"La ansiedad es una delgada corriente de miedo que pasa por la mente. Si se fomenta, corta un canal en el que todos los demás pensamientos son drenados." -Arthur Somers Roche, autor estadounidense
Life is a mystery, and 2020 has been a stranger year than most. With multiple disruptions and many unknowns, it’s been nearly impossible to stay consistently calm. As a nation, and a world, we’ve had to reexamine fundamental beliefs and habits, get creative, and reinvent (or at least reorient) ourselves in multiple aspects of life. With an election just around the corner and political anxiety mounting on both sides, the “year of uncertainty” continues!