A Strategy for Uncertainty

A Strategy for Uncertainty

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We‘re all in need of seeing beyond our current circumstances and moving into something better, but it begins from within. Our life coach columnist offers advice.

Well the moment we’ve been waiting for, drumroll please, will schools stay open or shut down? Will students attend in person, virtual, or continue to be homeschooled? It is evident that our educational system has been forced to take on new strategies for educating our children, and parents are faced with big decisions.

My heart goes out to those students and kids who are having to navigate an unforeseen, and unpractical, and just an unfortunate way of spending their time in or away from school, and the parents who are having to make big decisions and major shifts.

If you’ve been following me you know my go-to line in times of not knowing the answers or having a solution is “All is well. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe.” It’s a mantra I learned from Louise Hay.

What can you do in this moment to be helpful not only for yourself, but for those around you, and those who are stepping into a new beginning?

The saying goes never to judge someone unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. And until you are in their situation you can’t say how you would feel or react. Take control of your opinion of others and stay in your lane. 

In addition, if you are a bystander, you work in the educational system, or you have children that you’re concerned about, or other things that have you on edge, allow your thoughts to run rampant, for just a moment, and then call them back in and reframe the story.

Recognize what stories you are telling yourself, or stories that you are hearing, and decide with an educated mindset if these stories are true for you!

Oftentimes you are given a story and you hold it to be true without doing any type of research, without going to the person directly, or without really processing the understanding that there is always two sides to every story and then there’s the truth in the middle.

So, whatever this looks like for you know that you control your thoughts and the manner that you perceive circumstances. Meaning, you will only get what you have the mindset to change and the capacity to understand and recognize your part in all of it.

Be a “good finder” (always looking for the good in a situation)  and seek out ways to be encouraging and supportive to others. We are all in need of seeing beyond our current circumstances and moving into something better, and it begins from within.

Sending Love and Light,

Melissa

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