Adapting to the Times

3 Ways to Cope with the NOW

I hear so many people lament,”I can’t wait until things get back to normal”

I believe it is possible to continue living a satisfying life despite the perceived limits that the pandemic has created.

Tapping into your resourcefulness and creativity can help to shift your perception as well as your experience.

Here are 3 Ways to Cope with NOW …and prevent further suffering

1.Ask yourself what exact “normal thing” do I miss? What is the feeling attached to that particular thing/experience and consider how you might be able to simulate it within the constraint’s of the pandemic?

For example,maybe you miss the high energy of going to a bar … the music…the dancing..and of course the cocktails:-)Wny not recreate a bar atmosphere at home? Clear some furniture,dim the lighting,crank the tunes,blend some margaritas, dress up in your hottest outfit, open your mind and party with the ones you live with, or take it outside with a few close,masked friends.

Additionally,there is also partying virtually with friends and family.

2. Consider using this time as a time of self refection, learning to enjoy your own company with alot of acceptance and compassion. Take this opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings,beliefs,perceptions.

It is extremely healing and exciting to come into a more intimate, compassionate relationship with oneself. gain clarity around who you are and why you’re here…It is one of the most empowering experiences to identify your shadows(beliefs that prevent you from expressing your Highest Self)and to move through them. A better relationship with yourself will result in the improvement of all your other connections. Practice getting to know yourself and reap the benefits.

3. Consider your feeling around wearing a mask. Reflect upon the metaphor of the “masks” we wear that cover our Highest Selves.

Explore the mask of limiting belief, the programmed perceptions and conditionnings based in fear that we have been brought up with. Yes,it is time to remove THIS mask.

Furthermore,it may be clarifying to examine the concept of “I can’t breathe” with a mask on. What situations/relationships in your life feel suffocating? How can you shift your perception to promote the ability to”breathe easier…fuller?

If you are feeling deprived of affection due to the restrictions from the pandemic, get creative and resourceful to practice alternative ways of expressing affection if you are concerned with contracting Covid.

Alternatively begin and maintain a healthier lifestyle that enhances your immune system, potentially decreasing your concern of catching the virus. Realize your personal power to prevent infection. Practice healthy eating, sleeping,stress management, daily movement, processing experience, letting go of trauma and triggers… writing a new narrative for yourself… just to name a few;-)

Chances are pretty good that we will NOT return to”normal”anytime soon. The best medicine is to go with the flow and do your best to acknowledge and adapt to the present.

Published by jlbrou

I am all about self exploration and healing. The discoveries which I have made while searching my soul have enlivened me as well as have generated excitement and empowerment. I am eager to share tools and strategies that I have implemented which have made my sailing on the sometimes stormy seas of self discovery and healing a little less threatening.

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