How to Thrive in Times of Distress

If there was ever a time in the history of the world to remain calm and objective, it is now. It is very difficult to remain objective in such a subjective world filled with so much propaganda and diverse opinions amongst all people. Perhaps some changes are happening in your life that feel very uncomfortable because they are so different than the life you are used to waking up to each morning. The way to remain calm and objective during these times is to:

  1. Remember to breathe in deeply and be aware of your breath when you start to feel overwhelmed.
  2. Look around you and see that you are in no imminent danger in this very moment.
  3. Reassure yourself that in this moment, you are safe.
  4. Continue to take deep and calming breaths.
  5. Continue to examine each present moment and reassure yourself that all is well. Trust in yourself that some way, somehow, all will be well.

Some religions state that you should trust in a God and give everything over to a God. In a sense, this is true but I would like to rephrase that to state: Trust in yourself. Give everything over to yourself. Not to your human self, since this body we perceive ourselves to be in is just a projection of our true selves. Trust that your true self who is a part of All that Is just as you are, is always looking out for your best interests. From the higher perspective that your true self holds, the future can be seen and the purpose for your present, human circumstances can also be seen.

You may have many questions and concerns as you live your life but please trust in your true self. When you do this, you will be able to remain calm and objective in a seemingly chaotic and unstable world. The more you can calm your inner thoughts and fears and trust that all is well even when it might not seem to be, the more your outer world will stabilize. All you need to do is trust in your true self and know that you are truly a part of All that Is.

And don’t forget to be conscious of your breath and breathe, breathe!

Four Simple Ways to Raise Your Vibration

  1. If you’re having a bad day, don’t go try to ruin somebody else’s too. And if somebody tries to ruin yours, realize it’s about them and not about you and move on. Don’t dwell on it or spend too much time thinking about it, no matter how agitated you feel. If it’s someone you care about, let them know that you’ll be happy to talk to them after they’ve taken a nap and have a full belly.
  2. Live in the present moment. If upsetting memories from the past creep into your mind say well hello honey, I see you but it’s time for you to go now. Each time you do this and get your mind back on track to the present moment, you are training your mind that the present moment is what is important and that you will not let your past continue to haunt you and affect your life. You may have to do this more than a few times but eventually, your mind will start understanding who is the boss. Be your mind’s master, not its pawn.
  3. Mind your own business. Stop yourself from being judgmental of others and stop caring what people think about you too. If you feel judged by others, don’t let that stop you from living your life to the fullest. You came here to live your life they way you want, not the way others think you should. Some people around you may seem to have made or be making some bad life choices or fashion choices or relationship choices or whatever it is. Well, maybe they only had bad choices to choose from so they chose the best one out of the bunch. If those bad choices are affecting you personally in a negative way, make plans to get far away from them or limit contact as much as possible with them. If it’s someone you care about, offer what help you can but without putting their needs above your own. Help can be in the simple form of creating some great, non judgmental listening space for them to vent and talk about their situation. Hugs are a great help too!
  4. Take care of yourself. Self care is important for our health and mood but do we all actually do it on a daily basis? The most basic self care is drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and providing enough oxygen to your body. Be sure to drink a few glasses of water a day. No, sodas don’t count. If you don’t like plain water, add some lemon or orange juice to it. No, coffee and tea don’t count as drinking water either. W-A-T-E-R. As for breathing, if you feel yourself getting frazzled in your day, slow down and take some deep breaths. It’s really that simple. A few deep breaths can help clear your mind and calm your nerves. The type of breathing we do to just stay alive isn’t enough in this stressful world so it’s important to do some mindful breathing every day. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Get yourself enough sleep at night and remember that some sneaky naps are great too! Sleeping is essential because it provides a time for the body and mind to renew themselves.