There’s never been a time like this before to challenge our mindset principles and practices. When I’m on a coaching call with a client, I find myself with no previous experience to draw from. It’s a strange feeling.
So, we focus on mindset.
Your mindset is all the thoughts and feelings you have about a certain situation. And by golly, there sure are varying thoughts and feelings about the situation we’re in with COVID-19. It can be very overwhelming to even scroll through social media, let alone watching the news or trying to make sense of how this is all being managed.
I’ll admit it. A couple of days ago, I found myself feeling pretty discouraged. I didn’t see how my practice could make it through this as I’m just starting into my 3rd year here in Portland, and I’ve made some significant changes along the way. I started feeling sad about how much Portland will change from this, all the restaurants and small shops that will have to close, and on and on and on. Basically, my mindset was in the toilet.
Then, yesterday, I was talking with a colleague and I was reminded that this whole thing is about resilience. Those who have the resilience to survive this will survive.
Now, to be clear, I’m not placing blame on anyone who is sick from this or who has to close their businesses or anything like that.
What I’m saying is that it takes resilience to keep going, and many of us have been preparing our resilience for some time. We have prepared by eating the rainbow diet, exercising regularly, and getting fresh air to keep our immune systems healthy. We have primed our resilience with savings accounts and “rainy day” funds. And, we have prepared by learning and mastering our mindsets. Most of us have done some of these things, but maybe not all.
I can’t help you with your savings account, but I can help you with the other two.
There’s no time like the present (and most of us have plenty of time) to start a new health regimen, get health coaching or a establish a relationship via telemedicine with that integrative medicine practitioner you’ve been wanting to see. If that person is me, you can click here to get scheduled.
Most of all, you get to decide what mindset you’re going to hold. Are you going to let this ruin you, your health, your business? Or, are you going to roll up your sleeves and get resourceful and prove your resilience?
When my recent mindset shift happened, I pictured Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. After some of the worst things that could possibly happen to a person happen to her, she walks into the burning fire and comes out unscathed and brings with her three dragons. She could have wilted away or given up all hope, but instead she does the unimaginable. Now that’s a rock-sold mindset!
It gave me this image of myself still standing after this wild ride is over. Who can you invoke or what energy can you call into your mindset to give you the resilience you require right now?
If you don’t know what I mean by mindset tools or you’re having a very hard time remaining calm and stable during this crisis, I invite you to take part in my Mindset Foundations course. It’s an 8-week course designed to give you all the tools you need to develop, grow, and sustain a mindset that will help you face and overcome anything that comes your way. I’m offering it at a 50% discount to help everyone through these times. You can click here to learn more….
Regardless, stop and take an inventory of your mindset. Are you taking on too much of other people’s energy and feelings? Are you staying grounded? Are you taking good care of yourself and using the tools you do have available?
We will get through this and I believe that having a rock-solid mindset is the best way to do it!
Please share this post with anyone who might need a little mindset pep talk today, as well, and let me know how I can support you and your mindset.