Life is full of uncertainty gorgeous one. There will be times in your life when the rug gets pulled out from under your feet, whether it’s sickness, losing your job, or a major crisis. Uncertainty is part of the human condition, but you can choose how to deal with it.
No matter what your situation, if you’re feeling inadequate and helpless, there are some silver linings you can hang onto.
- Stay in the Present
When you’re having a tough time, it can be tempting to worry far into the future. If you find yourself being consumed by “what ifs,” take a breath and come back to the present.
Just focus on doing one thing at a time. Some days that one thing can just be getting out of bed, or making dinner, or replying to one email. Choose the one thing you really want to get done today and do that. Anything more than that is a bonus!
- Look at the Bigger Picture
Even when you’re at your lowest ebb, there is always a bigger perspective. Take a step back and look at the world around you. Nature is still doing its thing, and the world is still turning, likely most people are still going about their day.
Take your mind off what is not working in your life right now and look at the good stuff. No matter how bad your situation, there are always some things to be thankful for.
When times are tough, it can be helpful to reach out and connect with friends and family. Make some phone calls, hug your loved ones, tell them you love them. They’ll be there for you in good times and bad.
- Slow Down
A personal crisis is an excellent opportunity to stop and assess the way you’re living your life. It’s a chance to slow down, kick back, and smell the roses. Life may have thrown you a curveball, but it’s also an opportunity to sit back and consider how you really want to live your life.
If you’ve lost your job, maybe this the time to reconsider your career? If you’re dealing with illness, of yourself, or a loved one, perhaps this is a time to reconsider your priorities and to shift gears.
Chances are, it’s a long time since you allowed yourself to do nothing. Most people live a pressured life, being available 24/7. Is that lifestyle delivering you the experience you want? The life you dreamed of? Is that really how you want to live? Remember you always have your Purpose. The map is in your hands. Help is always near beautiful.