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Settle Your Mind & Spirit During Uncertain Times

This time has the potential to be ‘Our Finest Time’.  If we create it.

Are you feeling a bit dazed, fragile and sometimes afraid?  With all the uncertainty flying around, it’s bound to happen.  If you feel like things are sometimes spiraling out of control, then, like humpty dumpty you can ‘Put yourself back together again.’

You have the power to put things back into perspective.  It’s our finest hour filled with our finest moments.

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”  ~M. Scott Peck

Here’s your ‘Get a Grip Guide’. 

These 10 habits will help you to come back to center when you’re going off the rails or help you to stay on the rails in the first place.

1. Limit Media and Create Before You Consume.  Everyone needs a ‘pick me up’ so before checking social in the morning, create something that will uplift others in your family or on social media.

Be intentional and set a time frame for ‘screen time’.  You know how you limit your kids’ screen time?  Weeeeell, it’s good for you too. Did you know that mindless scrolling actually makes you unhappy?  Science reveals that when we scroll, we’re comparing ourselves with others and it makes us less happy.

Wendy McGlaun says, “Focus on what’s in my control. Don’t watch the news constantly.  I try to watch it very seldom actually.”

2. Draw boundaries with your time and people.  This one is a ‘biggie’ and a ‘toughie’.  There’s a saying, “Good fences make good neighbors.”  It supports the notion that we have to protect what is and isn’t allowed in our life.

You only have so much energy and time in each day.  Do your top priorities and let go of anything that isn’t essential.  Do a ‘Gut check’ a few times a day to see how you’re doing.  I like to do it in the morning, noon and night.  If I feel uneasy, I try to add a bit more happy to my day.  If you have a ‘negative nelly’ friend, limit time with them too.

3. Control What You Can and Let Go.  There’s a lot to be said for controlling what you can and letting go of what you can’t. When you have done all you can, you have the opportunity to learn something new or to take a break, for now.

Unless it’s pertinent for your work. Limit the amount of media and sensationalism that enters your mind. Then, as Susan Still suggests, “To settle my mind I make sure I’m receiving information from a true and reliable source.”

4. Increase the ‘Good Vibes’.  My daughter has a piece of artwork that says,  ‘Good Vibes Only’.  If you’re surrounded by lots of heaviness, make a conscious effort to lighten things up.  You can do this by focusing on the blessings and goodness in your day or life.  Positive affirmations help to retrain the brain to focus on and expand good thoughts.  Control your thoughts and you’ll feel better.  These statements confirm the truth of what you want and your potential.

Uplifting Positive Affirmations.

  • You’ve got this! God’s got you.
  • I am safe and well.
  • I am open to change and am seeing new opportunities.
  • I’m enough and doing enough.

5. Choose faith over fear! You can derive much comfort from realizing that you are making choices with how you react. Will you react with fear or faith?  It’s very clear that much of the media is like a ‘feeding frenzy’.   The spiritual battle between faith and fear is very real.  Commit to making your decisions from a perspective of faith in God, yourself and others.

6. Healthy Habits – Go back to the Basics. When my kids were under the age of three I used to tell them, “Your job is to eat, sleep and go poopies.”  This advice applies for adults too! Exercise, eat healthy and whole foods, sleep at least 7-8 hours per night and drink plenty of water. Focus on these habits and your body and mind will work at a higher level.

7.  Have More Fun – Do what brings a smile to your mouth and sparkle in your eyes.  Here are some wonderful tips from Linda Heitz Catalando? “I take the time to calm myself several ways: Breathe deep and relax my body, listen to music & sing, dance around house, read, laugh a lot …..not take life so seriously.”

8. Socially Connect – Even though you may be less social face to face, you can still be social in other meaningful ways.  Pick up your phone, go through your contacts and actually talk to someone for at least an hour.  Chatting with good friends and letting it all out works wonders for making the world seem right again.

9. Be a Helper –  Help someone else out.  Check in on your friends and neighbors.  If you know of a Mom or Grandma who needs a break, offer to watch their kids or help them out.  Make some extra food and bring it to another family.  Take someone’s pet for a walk.  Open your eyes to the other people in your immediate vicinity that could use your help.  Don’t wait to be asked.  Jump in and be a helper.

10.  Share Your Light & Love 

 We can shine our light and love and connect in new ways.  Maybe you feel like your light is dimmed and blown out.  You have a divine assignment during this time for yourself and others.

This is a new season of life for everyone.WE can create ‘finer moments’ to build a stronger family and community.  It’s time for us to step up and creatively love our neighbor.  Step into new ways of being.   Realize that the drama and anxiety needs to go and you can escort them out,like an unwelcomed intruder.  Usher if more peace with these practices and before you know it, you will cultivate a settled soul.

This is YOUR time to shine.  I believe in you.  I believe in US.  We’ve got this.

Sending you love and lightness,

Christine

Christine Martinello

Love Agent – Author – Inventor

 

 

 

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