How to Navigate Through a Storm

For the past few weeks, I have been under a lot of stress. It started to impact how I ate, my behavior, my sleep and other aspects of my day.

It was as if I was sailing through a thunderstorm. One full of choppy waters and fog that was preventing me from seeing clearly.

How do I navigate through this?

During difficult times, we often find ourselves wishing that things would change. Cursing our circumstances and categorizing them. “Why me?” I thought “I can’t believe I have to deal with this.”

When things are hard, they are just that- HARD. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just IS.  During difficult times, instead of focusing on the situation, turn your attention to yourself.

Whom do you want to BE while you are navigating hard and uncertain circumstances?

Will you be a captain that panics when the storm gets rough?  Or will you be one that stays calm?

Will you tell yourself that this too shall pass or drive yourself and your crew members crazy wishing the storm would change?

You can’t control the storm but you can control your reaction to it.  What QUALITIES do you need as a captain to help you steer your ship?   What “ways of being” need to be thrown overboard?

To quote one of my clients: “Things may be hard AND I can do hard things.” #CuratedCoachTips

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