In times of crisis, fear, turmoil, and anxiety are all usual issues and take a lot of resilience to keep stress management in check. In uncertain times, all our actions are geared towards protecting ourselves and our loved ones, and it can be very challenging to keep the motivation and find solutions for stress management.
In this post, you’ll learn self-help strategies to help you build firm resilience in uncertain times while engaging in goal tracking and habit tracking.
Develop a flexible mindset
A flexible mindset impacts your unconscious and conscious beliefs on how you view the situation around you, how you relate with others, and, most importantly, how you see yourself. By a “flexible mindset,” means you should be able to interpret situations subjectively and stop following the trend of overestimating negativity.
Regardless of how overwhelming all the sad news broadcasted daily can be, you can’t make any useful impact by tapping into that much negative energy. You should maintain a positive goal setting and goal tracking. You can only be a motivation to your loved ones by maintaining a flexible/resilient mindset. And whether you know it or not, your loved ones are either consciously or unconsciously tapping into whatever aura you let out in uncertain and distressing times.
Set your priorities
The fact about uncertain times is that it can quickly become challenging to set priorities and follow a goal tracker. However, those are the most important things at such times. Times of crisis should make us remember what’s truly important and what’s not.
Resilient people are goal trackers, and they ensure their actions are in line with their intentions. If you say your loved ones are your number one priority, it should show in your actions. The essential activities you engage in during uncertain times should revolve around what’s more important to you and not your work schedule or the world’s general trend. It is time to reconnect with loved ones and be a source of motivation to help with stress management.
Show gratitude for everything
To withstand all the bad news and negativity flying around, you need to master emotions like optimism and gratitude. This kind of attitude fights negativity around you even without knowing it and reprograms your brain to figure solutions to challenges instead of dwell on them.
Gratitude is one of the foundations of lasting resilience and well being. It doesn’t imply shouting “thank you” to anyone within earshot. There are numerous ways to show gratitude, and most time, it happens within. Just thinking of all the people and good things in your life, you begin to see reasons to be grateful and happy and immediately begin to reflect on your attitude and how you handle and interact with those around you.
Most of us fail to acknowledge that life itself is uncertain. No matter the magnitude of uncertainty and crisis we face now, there are still more to come, except they might be less devastating, hopefully. As much as there are priceless moments in life that make it worth living through the rollercoaster of emotions, there is also an occasional crisis that could make every day seem so cloudy.
As a resilient person, you don’t want to give in to the tide, and that’s why you must track your habit and how you’re responding to the crisis. This is a basic query from counselors when handling an emotional crisis in people. Our habits begin to change as soon as we are faced with an overwhelming challenge, especially those beyond our control, and then we start to struggle with stress management and goal setting. You need to watch your habits and consciously keep doing those things that cheered you up before the crisis.
Focus on the things you can control
When faced with uncertainties and crises, the first thing you should ask yourself is whether or not there’s anything you can do to make things different. What is the point in feeling depressed about something you can’t do anything about, and even if you can make a direct impact, that’s more reason for you to remain firm and resilient?
The motivation to stand firm in uncertain times can quickly become a blur as soon as you start fretting about things that aren’t in your control. You’ll see resilient people smile through problems and difficult times like they already have the solution or were expecting it before the rest of us. The truth is that you can only develop resilience by first telling yourself you’re resilient – “Fake it till you make it.”