I’m sure if I met you for a chat and asked what you were worrying about, you could string a whole long list of things together. Some would be based on the reality of how you see your current situation, but the majority would come from a perception of what you think might happen.
The image below was shared on social media last week by a few friends and it got me thinking a lot about this. Have a look – does it ring true for you?
We all do it don’t we? And those daily worries are all too good at taking over. Then the more we worry about them, the more we get stuck in an ever downward spiral that can be hard to move out of. I’m also aware that on top of normal things people worry about, the current pandemic has added a whole other layer. So how can we move out of this cycle of worry?
Conquering the cause of worry or anxiety takes time, especially while the symptoms persist. When panic strikes, try these simple tricks to refocus and calm down:
- Reset your mind by focusing on another sensation, like the feel of the ground under your feet.
- Ask yourself if your negative thoughts are rational.
- Breathe deeply, starting at the bottom of your stomach.
- Find a quiet space and talk to yourself, using calming and encouraging words.
You can also try this very simple mindset shift as highlighted in the short video below from Simon Sinek.
So here’s your challenge: Change your mindset. Turn the negative into a positive. Turn the worry into excitement. Turn your fear into hope.
As well as following at least some of what has been shared here, coaching can also help you. It won’t give you the answers. But it will help you to ask yourself the right questions that will lead to the answers. It’s about being helped to be the author of your own future. Sounds good right? Why not jump on the waiting list for our free coaching programme right here. What are you waiting for?
Get in touch with me (Dan) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07444 873151