Are you finding yourself struggling with the chaos, the negative, fear and confusion right now? If so, you are like most people right now. We are facing so many changes, conflicting information and uncertainty as our society moves towards a new normal.
The challenge for most of us is that wallowing in our despair isn’t productive or conducive to a happy life. While tempting, we don’t feel good when we embrace the chaos and negativity. Our jobs, family and health are impacted by it all. How do we avoid this sink hole?
First, we need to acknowledge the feelings that we are experiencing. Admit this is hard and we are worried about the future. Recognize where you are right now and accept it. Our feelings are part of us and yet they don’t have to define us or drive our actions.
Next, identify where you would like to be. Are you ready to find a more positive outlook on things? Are you willing to look for the possibilities of a better outcome? If so, admit that it’s time to move forward out of the dark thoughts.
Finally, shift your focus onto the things you want to see. By looking for the types of things you want to experience you will start to see them in the world around you and you can welcome them into your life. We see around us what we focus on, so be intentional with your thoughts.
3 strategies to help you shift to a more positive outlook:
Being aware of what you are feeling and taking the time to shift your focus can help you get out of a funk to move forward positively. There are many things to worry about and those things require our focus. However, we don’t have to spend our days, and sleepless nights, dwelling on the ugliness of the world. Do what needs to be done to take care of you and your family. That includes your mental health. By shifting your focus to the good around you, your mindset will help you overcome any huddles.