Over the last 3 months it’s felt like we have lost control of life, things that we took for granted were suddenly out of reach, dictates from the government telling us what we can and can’t do. Now we’re expected to start emerging into a new kind of normal, it’s a little daunting to say the least and we need to ease ourselves into it at a pace that suits our individual circumstances and personalities.
Now is the time to dust off your goals and aspirations, check if they’re still relevant and break the bigger goals down into smaller wins, taking back control over little tasks which will lead to bigger gains in the long term.
I saw this poster on Facebook at the start of lockdown and it’s a really good illustration of things we can control and things we can’t, it’s so important to focus on controlling the controllables which at the end of the day is all about ourselves, the more you can control and be responsible for your own actions and reactions the less impact those things you can’t control will have.
When I want to feel more in control my default activity is cleaning and decluttering, even sorting out a drawer, cleaning the house, weeding the garden, clearing my inbox, tidying my desk, all little mundane things that help me regain some focus on life, when I have focus and a sense of purpose it enables me to move forward, a sense of purpose is the biggest resilience boost there is.
If you feel you’ve lost control or feeling a sense of overwhelm and anxiety, contact me for a coaching conversation, completely free of charge, find out how I can get yo back on track.