Finding your power

How do you find your Power during times of great Uncertainty?

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and it’s not uncommon to feel a sense of uncertainty and trepidation. So, my question is: Is there an antidote to this Anxiety? And how do you find your power during times of great Uncertainty?

Anxiety

To be sure, not all kinds Uncertainty are troubling. For example, Spontaneity: stepping into the unknown and trying something new, can bring with it pleasant surprises, and  beautiful, life enriching experiences. However, the long term fear and uncertainty can have serious consequences to your mental and emotional health.

In general, what makes Anxiety so debilitating is the feeling of being powerless, an overwhelming sense that you’re not safe and you don’t have control over the perceived threat to your well-being. The good news is that there’s something you can do about it.

The Antidote

If feeling Powerlessness leads to Anxiety, the antidote to Anxiety has to be, to get your power back. This will require Action. Taking Action is at the polar opposite end of Powerlessness.

 Here are some actions you can take to mitigate the feelings of Powerlessness and Anxiety during a time of uncertainty:

  1. Create Order out of Chaos:  You need structure! Your daily routines have been upended. Create a new operational structure within which you conduct your daily life. To do so, establish what has to get done and by when. Be aware that your priorities may have changed. Eliminate all unnecessary activities, deal only with the things that absolutely have to get done. Be flexible in your thinking. Be open to doing things in new ways. Ask for help.

 

  1. Knowledge is power:  Invest time in acquiring reliable information with which you can make informed decisions. Be sure to avoid marinading yourself in hours of negative newscasts. Get a quick update, then turn the news source off. Be very attentive to the quality of information you’re feeding your brain.

 

  1. Take Care of Yourself: Again, knowledge is power. Invest time in researching the many things that are available that can boost your immune system, support your mental health and keep you physically healthy and strong. There are very reliable sources of information online if you know where to look. Some excellent resources are: Dr. Josh Axe and Dr. Mark Hyman. Work with a reputable Naturopath, Doctor or Health Care Practitioner who can guide you through this time. One of the most important things you can do during a time of uncertainty is to create a self-care structure such as a Daily Practice. Ideally, it will be once that connects you to something greater than yourself, quiets your mind, calms your emotions, reduces stress, replenishes your energy and keeps you centered, grounded and balanced.

 

  1. Adjust your Expectations:  These are unusual times. You can’t do things as you normally would so, be smart. Use your head, plan, think things through, reduce your work load/do only what is necessary and refrain from investing your emotional energy in things that drain you.

 

  1. Build Community: Build a greater sense of Community. Connect with others. Reach out and help others, find opportunities to make new connections, get creative: spot a need and find a way to fill it. Who knows, it could lead to a great new business idea!

 

These 5 steps will go a long way to tipping the balance in your favour and helping you find your power during a time of Uncertainty.

 

Great Resources

1. Jen Mann is a Nervous System Practitioner and has practical tools for calming your nervous system.

2. The New York Times has a post: Practicing Self-care during Uncertain times

 

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Thank you for taking time to read this post! The right information at the right time is a most powerful catalyst for change. For Coaching, Workshops or an Inspiring Talk on this valuable topic, please call me.

Kristina Jansz, Life Skills and Empowerment Strategies  705 794-9900  |  [email protected]

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