I chose this quote to help us feel more upbeat! I know worrying is normal, but recent restrictions seem to be weighing on us more heavily than at any other times during this pandemic. Being aware that worry is driven by our belief system, I’d like to share some of the techniques I’m using to challenge my thinking and stop me running down the rabbit warrens that lead to procrastination, time wasting and self doubt.
- Taking a habit inventory to remove those habits that hinder rather than help is really useful
- Writing down all worries and categorising them into those I can control, those others can help me sort out and those that I can’t do anything about, gets them out of my head and stops them growing into monsters that sap my energy. Working on those I can, lifts my spirit and helps me to feel more positive knowing my energy is being utilised in the right area.
- Daily walks in the fresh air before I get on with any work have a positive and calming impact, as does anything I enjoy.
- I practice square breathing as it calms your nervous system and decreases stress. All you do is breathe in for two, hold for two, breathe out for two and hold for two and repeat!
What techniques are you currently using to help you transition from the caterpillar into the butterfly?