It’s easy to feel a world of emotion during such a pivotal time in history with today’s Corona Virus outbreak and the unjust killing of George Floyd. We’re in the season of pandemics as reflected every day on the news and most of us if not all have never lived in times so full of horror and uncertainty.
If you ask the question to anyone; How are you coping? The typical response would be, “I can’t wait for things to get back to normal”. It could also be, “I’m fed up and I want to see change now”!
So what is normal? What is this change? Let’s tackle those questions.
Face it! Our normal is what we’ve been used to for many years because its what we chose to occupy our minds. Our 9 to 5, our daily commute, that social gathering and of course, that stop at the gym for a sweaty workout! And I guess a rude interruption of that has been a shock! Ten weeks and it almost feels like we’re all settling into captivity as if we’re hostages on another episode of Money Heist.
We have lived in a society that operates and moves to a particular tune and some of us have adapted very well whilst others haven’t.
Why is that?
We simply all need a purpose to live or die for, as, without that, we perish. So is it our 9 to 5, fighting for social injustice, donating food to the vulnerable and isolated or starting a charity that gives us that purpose?
This is a question so deep, it could either be used for good or become very destructive in our lives, especially when our world seems so tipped upside down.
So in a new normal, we have been forced to notice how our jobs have masked other issues within our world today. We have had more time on our hands than ever before and are in fact spending more time on humanitarian issues and to add to that we now know who we live within our homes on a deeper level.
Now if you are still struggling with that change of tune and waiting for the old normal to return, here are my thoughts on ways to get through it and why we must be thankful that though your commute back and forth was a priority it no longer is.
Remember this; your thoughts lead to a feeling/emotion. Once that switch has been made, the next step leads us to make a choice. The choices we make occupy our minds and believe it or not, physically takes up so much space in our brain that there’s no physical space for other thoughts to thrive, and I mean the good ones.
With the battle, we all face against racism, and the health of our communities we have all been interrupted to be more informed. I agree that the pandemics we face mentally overcome the importance of filling spreadsheets and signing documentation during our day job, however, at the root of it all, we need to make a choice with the outcome in mind ensuring that how we choose to live has only a positive impact on our lives, marriage and those we love.
And as individuals, we must be wise and present-minded with the pandemic trying to become the centrepiece of our world. Our emotions can easily run wild so our thoughts are so pivotal. We must, now more than ever before learn to become more aware of our thoughts and use our time to let those creative juices flow.
Our thoughts are real and take up space in our brains. They can actually be seen and look like little trees with branches. What is even more amazing is that these little trees (thoughts) can grow and shrink depending on what you choose to think about. For instance, if you dwell on a thought all day long and keep rehearsing it in your head, that thought-tree will grow more branches and get bigger taking up more space in your brain. Think a single thought long enough and it actually becomes ingrained into your brain and becomes part of who you are. This means you have the power to change your personality, responses, and habits by taking control of your thoughts Dr Caroline Leaf 2019
We wake up every morning with a choice to make. Are we choosing to live in line with the news and what the world wants to feed us with or are we willing to rehearse our true desires internally to see them grow?
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