Coronavirus: How to deal with change?
Change in life is inevitable; we grow, meet people; go to school, get new jobs, get married, we have kids, etc. But the change that we are experiencing nowadays and what is coming ahead in the next months is out of ordinary.
There was nothing that could prepare us for it. We couldn’t see it coming. So, what’s next?
Like everything in life, I believe we carry inside the power to decide how we will go through the experience. It’s an internal game. And even if we have not seen the coronavirus episode through yet, I believe we can and should start preparing for what is coming ahead.
The global economic recession is clear. Jobs, companies, businesses will disappear. And it is shaking the safety and security for many. These might be inevitable changes ahead. But the way you prepare yourself for it is under your control.
Here are the things I have been focusing on, first, to stay sane and healthy and secondly to be ready for the future that is coming.
Get clear on your goals and stay focused
This is a perfect time to check-in. Set new goals. Make a crystal clear vision of the life that you want to live. The person you want to become. The work that you want to do. The people you want to surround yourself with. Every single aspect. You have a great opportunity to re-check and decide. See it almost as starting with a blank page. Write your new story. And literally, write it down!
And then, after it’s written, and crystal clear, stay focused! Read it every single day. Practice those new qualities that you want to see in you already now. Even if it is alone in your home. Start taking baby steps, every single day.
Take this time to gain momentum. The more time and days you put in to create the new version of your life, the closer you will be once all of this is over!
Keep up your practices and/or passions
To make the point above easier and possible, we need to stay centered and connected to ourselves daily. Practices like yoga, meditation or breathwork can help us achieve that. The main thing is to be consistent. Every single day, take a moment to connect to yourself using your favorite toolkit.
If you are not into those types of things, I’m sure you have something that you are passionate about. Maybe is music, art, exercise or building something. Find your way and do it! Take the time to stay present, balanced and in touch with yourself. Then, taking steps towards your new life vision and goals will be much easier.
Make your home a sanctuary
We are spending more time at home than ever before. So, it is especially important to keep your home as your sacred space. Not only that is pleasant, clean, organized but also that is your little bubble in the middle of these.
Make it the place where you are building your new life vision. Where peace, joy, and love surpasses any other worrisome thought or bad news. Use music, make special meals and if you feel inspired, get some cleaning and decluttering done. It will make you feel lighter and give you good momentum to tackle bigger and new projects.
Make a plan
Get practical! Make a plan to know how you will navigate the rough waters. Important! Do it in a moment that you are feeling good. Like for example, after your favorite practice, hobby or exercise.
Look at it with a solution-oriented mindset. You’ll see that when you are feeling good, ideas will flow and suddenly the big fearful unknown can get cleared and you will feel hopeful and ready to keep the momentum going towards the new life that you want to build.
Treat it as a business meeting. Meaning, take the time to focus on it, find solutions and then move on with your day with a positive and solution-oriented mindset.
It is a virtuous cycle! Get clear on your goals, take baby steps, stay centered and feeling good, get practical and repeat!
I hope you find this useful. I have said many times lately, that I truly believe that this is an amazing time to change and re-invent ourselves. To finally move towards the life of our dreams. To keep what is working and get rid of what is not. To expand and grow. What else are we waiting for?
If you need help to get crystal clear about your Life Vision and the strategy to get there, please contact me. It will honor me to coach you through that process.
Until next time, stay clear, stay focused, one step at a time!