Do you ever feel like when a few things are out of your control that it’s easy to let EVERYTHING feel like it’s out of control?
My hand is raised!
As soon as I heard that a shelter-in-place warning was issued, I had a sudden urge to eat ALL OF THE FOOD.
I thought things like:
- This is the end.
- I have to get it now while it’s still here.
- There may never be X again. And when I say x, of course I mean fro yo.
So what did I do when I heard that I would be confined to nowhere but my home for the next two weeks? I did what every other human in the world did, ran to my favorite shop and got a frozen yogurt the size of my head… and I ate it.
Then I got home and started thinking about how I want to be in this situation.
I realized that I may not have control over the government, or orders to stay in one place or the other, but I can sure as hell control what I put in my mouth, what I choose to focus on, how I nourish my mind, and how I use my body.
I decided that instead of freaking out and spinning on all the negative thoughts I just listed above, I would instead to decide to choose calm and balance in this time.
For so many people, times like these feel like all or nothing. We think that because we can’t have access to gyms, or because we can’t get the brand of almond milk we are used to that we may as throw the baby out with the bathwater.
But what if instead we focused on all we DO have access to:
- Fresh air
- Clean Water
- YouTube videos with home workouts
- Free meditation apps (I use insight timer)
- A hair brush and shower (don’t let working from home bring out your funk 😉
- Pen and paper to write a letter to a friend or relative
What if we focused our time on what we can accomplish?
What if we started actually doing things on our to-do list?
If you are spinning, then I encourage you to stop right now and ask yourself this question, “what is 100% within my control today?”
Now write down your answers and make a list of everything you CAN do!
Changing your thinking changes everything, my friends.
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