Coronavirus: How to Hold the Uncertainty
So much feels uncertain at the moment. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or out of control right now, know you're not alone.
One thing that can be particularly helpful during times of uncertainty is to stay present.
Worry pulls our attention into the future, and it’s fear’s way of trying to make sense of things so we can predict and prepare - but this often just makes us feel worse.
Breathe through the uncertainty. Allow it to be. Resisting it will only amplify these difficult feelings.
The affirmation I’m using at the moment to keep myself present, which you might find helpful too, is this:
“I am present with whatever there is.”
Feel free to amend that to whatever feels right for you. Some other reassuring statements you might try are:
"This isn't good or bad, it just is""
I'm here for you" (said to yourself)
Use your senses to draw yourself back into the present moment, paying attention to the tastes, sounds, smells, textures, and sights that anchor you in this moment. P.S. I've just released an online course called Coronavirus: Coping with Anxiety and Social Isolation, specifically designed to help you to cope better with the ways Coronavirus regulations and social distancing are affecting your life, work, and ability to feel connected to others. Check it out here.