I have thought a lot of what I wanted to write about for this blogpost. There’s so much information coming our way these days and it can be overwhelming, scary, and worrisome. I hope this blogpost will really help you.
I wanted to remind you of a few things to be mindful of. Please be mindful of how much information you are taking in. There’s a lot of information coming in on the news, online, on social media….so much so it’s information overload. I was watching the news 24/7 just to stay informed about the coronavirus situation. I was watching the news so much that I began to feel anxious and I really felt physically uneasy. I didn’t like that feeling.
I found out the hard way an abundance of information was detrimental to my health. I know we believe being informed comforts us, but taking breaks from the information is good for our mental health. So I changed my information intake and limited myself to watching the news once a day (ok sometimes twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, but I’m trying to do better).
Also, there’s a lot coming at you virtually about online classes, free webinars, or paid workshops being offered. It’s fantastic to see lots people wanting to help people all over the world. We also have FOMO and we’re like kids in a candy store with all this information around us being offered. We don’t want to miss out on any opportunities.
With being pulled energetically and mentally in so many directions right now, here’s what I’d like you to do. I want you to take a breath first. Then sit down and really think about the vision you have for your life. What are your dreams, goals, and hopes? I know it’s a bit difficult to think of the future right now, but think about how you want to feel each day. What is the essence of how you want to feel each day? And then you can be very selective about what you allow into your life, into your mental space, into your emotional space, and into your physical space.
You don’t have to watch every news show or read every news article. You don’t have to go for every class or webinar that comes your way. Keep your focus on what your plan is for your vision. Pick and choose those resources that are aligned with your vision.
You have lots of choices. And you can be picky.
Hope this was helpful. I am thinking of you. Let’s continue to pull together. Stay well and safe.
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
-John C. Maxwell
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