One of the most difficult things to do in a crisis is to ignore the panic and problems that come along with it. Whether it's of a personal nature or a worldwide situation such as the one we are currently in, our own personal strength and stamina has to play a huge role in maintaining a sense of sanity. How in the world do we do that? Here are a few tips to consider:
1. Turn a blind eye to the gloom and doom messaging. Facts are one thing. Accuracy of a message is relevant. Projections of "the worst is yet to come" must hold truth to support it. If you take a moment to look around you, you'll see that not everyone is intimidated by those "messages" that are scaring the beejeebees out of you. Pause, and realize that seeing beyond where you are right now may not be filled with doom. And, if you do happen to reach a point where you fall first, make every effort to see yourself getting back up and getting going again.
2.See your potential. Even if everything you have hoped for, prayed for, and dreamed about has come to ruin, you are still YOU. Your potential is not lost. Whatever you had strived for and gained, that same intelligence and greatness is still in you. See yourself as capable of starting new, starting over, starting again. You may not feel that confidence and strength at the moment, but it's there inside you. You can build again.
3. See the realities. Life is a series of highs and lows for most everyone. Finding yourself in a low place is not the end of the world. It may have ended some important things, but it's not the end of all things. There are a gazillion stories of personal and professional comebacks. Don't wallow forever in the dust of your issues. See your self making the comeback that's necessary. Slowly and surely you will.
Don't give up hope. Don't lose your vision. When you can see your future through the eyes of faith, you'll know that whatever it is that you need to do, it's possible. ~ S.R.F.
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