When we are faced with adversity we all experience and handle it differently. But there is one thing that we know to be true right now, and that is, that we are all in this together. And I can’t help but believe that this is truly a levelling of sorts .. we are financially, intimately, professionally, educationally and spiritually being tested. And while we all experience different degrees or moments we are all being forced into a state of mindfulness that was completely unplanned. And while this mindfulness trend has been buzzing around for years, we are all experiencing a form of quiet that is foreign and unfamiliar.
It is easy to slip into fear and worry. And I have heard many clients express and literally teeter on the edge of “breaking”. We have a tendency to busy ourselves whether it’s to ignore our reality, or chase goals, our busyness gives us space to “put off” what may need to be handled. Our busyness is not necessarily conducive to self growth, introspection or simply being present. I am hearing themes such as struggles in current relationships, and unhappily stuck in the same house. I am hearing feelings of loneliness in full homes. I hear parents pulling their hair our trying to balance work and family in a shared space. I am hearing contemplations about what a future should look like now that we see it can so instantly be altered. I hear people questioning what they do everyday and why.
This historical moment is naturally a time where we may start to look at life a little differently. And while we start to unpack and poke around some of these experiences it makes sense to implement some tools to help guide the process. So I thought I’d share five things that I am finding helpful as I navigate this new, temporary reality: