If you have not been able to break away from your interest in the news, then I am certain you are riding the ups and downs of the geopolitical world we are now living in. There was a time when only my real estate clients were actually experiencing the turmoil. Now everyone is feeling it; if not literally, at least emotionally.
No matter how hard we try, it is difficult to escape the constant buzz of predictions of Armageddon. Let’s get one thing straight: NOBODY really knows what is going on out there. It is far too complex for anyone to really understand.
So here’s a suggestion….stop trying to figure it out. Stop trying to guess; focus on what you know and what you can control. Human beings, whether in groups or as individuals, only need three things to stay grounded and centered:
1. A sense of significance
Surround yourself with people that have your best interest at heart. Do not tolerate those that will attempt to drag you down with excessive criticism or complaints.
2. A sense of belonging
Surround yourself with those that help you feel a part of something. It doesn’t matter what it is, just find somewhere to belong. It works best when you feel that you ‘belong’ to a group that is supportive, encouraging and honest.
3. An improved state of being
During these times, be sure to do something to improve your state of being in some small, incremental way. It may be as simple as exercise, eating healthier, etc. It doesn’t take much to give yourself the impression that you are back in control of something.