How to Remain Calm in Turbulent Times

A wise friend once told me the reason we get so “amped” up is because we have a overstimulated nervous system.  I am not surprised especially if you are empathetic by nature.  Of course the food and beverages we intake daily plays a role as well as electronics. Is it possible this is one of the reasons  why are immune system are depleted?  What if we choose to eat healthier such as fruits and vegetables and paid attention to how we felt after we ate.  This would  give us an indicator of what is adding to our life force energy and what depletes it.  I believe we owe it to ourselves.   We choose the highest choices for our children let’s also do this for ourselves.

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.

Carl Jung

I believe times like this is an invitation to look at what is important and what is good. We can choose calm over “panic,”  or love over fear.   It is important to keep in mind the conversations you are having about the CV and how much attention you give the news.   When I read the headlines fear and panic immediately set in.  I have decided to take a sabbatical from the news.  We are in uncertain times and we as humans  are uncomfortable with this.  It can bring up worry,  loneliness, and isolation.   But what if we took this opportunity to surrender and practice what it feels like “not knowing what the future holds”.  Yes, it can feel lonely and isolated when we are in a place of uncertainty but isn’t life uncertain anyways even though we think we have it all figured out.  None of us have life all figured out and I believe we are not supposed to.  Today is a new day to re-set ourselves as we navigate through this “bumpy” time.

Tips to Calmness:

  1.  Get out in nature and breathe
  2. . Witness your thoughts like clouds moving in the sky rather than getting into your story line
  3. Rest
  4. Spring clean
  5. Involve yourself  in a creative activity, ie. art, dance, cooking etc.
  6. Turn off the TV
  7. Eat healthier
  8. Be around others who are calming.
  9. Be with loved ones
  10. Exercise
  11. Help others when needed

What I am witnessing is how people are coming together from a place of compassion, love and humbleness.

This time right now is a beautiful time to all band together and witness what is unfolding for a better future.  I believe “humanity” has what it takes to get through this uncertain times.