Finding Calm During Times of Chaos: Cashiers Fusion Yoga & Wellness
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year unlike most. We have experienced a global pandemic, social unrest, and political differences powerful enough to divide the closest of families and friends. For many, the recent stressors of uncertainty and chaos have led to ongoing feelings of fear, anxiety and depression.
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year unlike most.
We have experienced a global pandemic, social unrest, and political differences powerful enough to divide the closest of families and friends. For many, the recent stressors of uncertainty and chaos have led to ongoing feelings of fear, anxiety and depression.
Our expectations have been challenged, our perception of normalcy has shifted, and cracks in our foundation have been exposed.
So, where do we go from here and how do we pave a different path for the coming year and beyond?
The answer is dependent on so many factors but a good start might be to take a step back and reflect on how the events of the year affected you.
Begin the process with yourself then expand it to those closest to you then outwardly to your local community, and so on. Truly becoming aware of how situations made you feel and allowing yourself the opportunity to take note of your actions and reactions. Noting both the good and bad that came from the specific experiences and whether or not the feelings associated with the experience truly served you.
This inward process of self-reflection can help to take stock of what matters the most and what isn’t worth your energy.
From here, decide what you want more and less of in your life and set an intention that can guide you through the next year.
Consider choosing a word or statement to live by and then put it in motion.
It’s important not to set the intention and then never come back to it.
Instead, allow it to be present in all aspects of your life and consider ways in which you could be reminded. Perhaps using a sticky note on a mirror, a notification on your phone or calendar, keeping a daily journal with the intention written on the cover or after each journal entry, or find someone to help you along the way, an accountability partner.
Sitting with the intention before meditation or yoga practice is also another great way to keep it top of mind. Living intentionally allows us to be more positive and can help us avoid getting caught in the negative spin that is readily available in the world.
As you manifest the life you want, be willing to listen, let go, flow and shift. Trust that things are always changing and with change comes choice. Choosing to be proactive instead of reactive may lead you down a path to more positive feelings and experiences, even in the face of stress and uncertainty.
Here’s to a more positive 2021!