Social Isolation – Time to Refresh
In our current global situation of social isolation, it’s a really good time to refocus and refresh.
Here are my top tips:
- Sometimes we need to refocus, recalibrate, and refresh. And we need to try to push ourselves to do something different something that is out of our normal routine every day. Try to do something different each and every day that gives you a frisson of excitement, take the risk. Fear doesn’t have to be bad. You can use it for good.
- Say yes more often. We tend to hold back because of our fear of the unknown, our fear of trying something different. Perhaps we’ll get it wrong, perhaps it will be too much for us. We do tend to build up a picture, tell ourselves a story of how things won’t work out. We may be afraid of taking risks. But think about the risk, sometimes it pays to take risks and do something new and exciting. Something different from our normal routine.
- Be adventurous! What wild and wonderful ideas do we have lurking in the back of our minds? What is on our bucket list? Travel, perhaps – visiting new countries, meeting new people? Or perhaps taking up rock climbing, or scuba diving? Or it may be something far more relaxing and calm such as a mindfulness retreat perhaps. Whatever it is, make sure you try it. Don’t just forget about it, don’t just put it aside for a later date.
- Lighten up. Life shouldn’t be that serious. Don’t worry too much about what others think. People may talk about us and may even laugh at us! But that can be a good thing – we all need a bit of laughter in our lives. Focus on the fun and feel good, rather than worrying about any negatives.
- Plan and prepare. Make a list of all the things you want to do, all the things you want to try, and the sort of person you want to be. Keep the list close by you, and read it often – daily if you can. Make it real, make it happen!
Staying Present with Fear and Uncertainty
“Each time you stay present with fear and uncertainty,
you’re letting go of a habitual way of finding security and comfort.”
~ Pema Chödrön
Pema Chödrön’s advice is to remain present when things fall apart. Sometimes these life experiences can trigger major breakthroughs. And, if we persist and try to remain in the heart, we can break through the barrier of fear and experience our true fearless soul.
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