Today, I have had 5 messages from people struggling with the changes of the schools going back, moving out of lockdown and generally not having the structure they have had the past few months.
Well, let me start with saying, this is totally normal. Every time Boris has given a new update, I have felt uncertain and a little scared for 1-2 days. Many people spend a great deal of effort trying to avoid change, but it will inevitably catch up with you.
Learning to cope with change, will help you to reduce your risk of anxiety and low mood.
Sometimes we become fixated on the problem and the event over which we have no power, but rather than focus on blaming others or moving the unmovable, you can ask yourself “what can I do to take responsibility in this situation”
Here I share my top tips.
- Check your thought patterns. Are you seeing everything in black or white. Are your thoughts actual facts or is it your “chimp” speaking?
- Reflect. Remind yourself of how you have coped with certain situations in the past. How have you been resilient in your life and what can you use from those situations to help you with the present one.
- Set time for you. Time to relax, to work out, to unwind and look after yourself. Prioritise your HEALTH. Self care is not selfish.
- Find your WHY. Transitions in life allow us to consider where our priorities lie. How do you really want to spend your time on Earth?
- Put a plan into place. How can you cope with a certain situation right now. Ask for support with putting this plan together. Either a family member or a friend or a life coach. And go at your pace.
I hope this helps.
Feel free to contact me directly.
Janette Cardy Fitness
Life Coach, Trainer, Nutritionist, Coach and Author.