Time to Face the New Normal

You can’t run away or ignore what is actually going on. You have to actually face it. To say that nothing is wrong or nothing has changed is a lie. This pandemic has affected us all. The key then is to actually allow yourself to feel what you feel. Don’t feed it, don’t dwell on it but acknowledge that this is how you are feeling at this present moment. Give yourself the freedom to feel and have your emotions. Do not let your emotions or feelings overtake you and control your life. 

What do I do? You have to ask yourself what can I learn from this? Will dwelling on my current situation do anything to improve it? What is the next thing that I can start to focus on or work on. You have to move past the frustration that comes from uncertainty and move forward with the resolve to influence your future by what you are doing right now.

We can’t control what other people do but we can control how we respond. We control how we show up in life. How we think about or frame things will determine how we respond.

  • Learning – What can I learn from this challenge
  • Self-Compassion – Frustration may happen. You may be in a tough situation but how does beating yourself up help you move past your frustration. We have to learn how to extend compassion to ourselves.
  • Gratitude – Focus on what you have not on what you don’t have or have lost. Think about any ray of sunshine that may be peaking through the clouds.  Your health, your friends, your ability to make choices, find something to cling to that you can be grateful for. 

Obstacles are not stop signs. They are just an indication that you are in motion and have the ability to grow. Strength is on the other side of the struggle and we all have a chance to grow stronger during this crisis.

You can’t run away or ignore what is actually going on. You have to actually face it. To say that nothing is wrong or nothing has changed is a lie. This pandemic has affected us all. The key then is to actually allow yourself to feel what you feel. Don’t feed it, don’t dwell on it but acknowledge that this is how you are feeling at this present moment. Give yourself the freedom to feel and have your emotions. Do not let your emotions or feelings overtake you and control your life. 

What do I do? You have to ask yourself what can I learn from this? Will dwelling on my current situation do anything to improve it? What is the next thing that I can start to focus on or work on. You have to move past the frustration that comes from uncertainty and move forward with the resolve to influence your future by what you are doing right now.

We can’t control what other people do but we can control how we respond. We control how we show up in life. How we think about or frame things will determine how we respond.

  • Learning – What can I learn from this challenge
  • Self-Compassion – Frustration may happen. You may be in a tough situation but how does beating yourself up help you move past your frustration. We have to learn how to extend compassion to ourselves.
  • Gratitude – Focus on what you have not on what you don’t have or have lost. Think about any ray of sunshine that may be peaking through the clouds.  Your health, your friends, your ability to make choices, find something to cling to that you can be grateful for. 

Obstacles are not stop signs. They are just an indication that you are in motion and have the ability to grow. Strength is on the other side of the struggle and we all have a chance to grow stronger during this crisis.

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