Tips on how to survive the pandemic and come out stronger.
Right now, we can’t help the timing of life. Due to the worldwide pandemic, everything has been put on pause, making us feel like we aren’t in control of the timing of our lives.
Hate to break it to you, but we aren’t; never have been.
Now is the perfect time to look within and find peace, as outlined in my new self-help book for everyone suffering from anxiety. Currently, my life may be a mess, but I am making the most of it.
I will go through one of the exercises in the book that can lead you to trust in the timing of your life. I call them the four A’s to develop a loving relationship with yourself:
First and foremost, we must learn to accept what we can’t control. I’ve said this before in a previous blog post and can’t iterate it enough:
Acceptance is crucial in getting over any crisis in life; giving you the ability to look forward. Accepting the timing of your life allows you to trust in the abundance of life. Abundance follows after you learn to welcome in all these words and wisdom!
“Don’t waste your energy into things you can’t control.”
Of course, it’s a struggle for us to accept and move on; for me too. I’ve learnt to recognise by putting my trust in God; always have. My best friend passed away, now going through a break-up and my parents splitting up — accept, accept, accept.
Accepting encourages me to make my life worth living. If I don’t, then I end up complaining and pitying myself. And who wants to be one of those people? Not me! It’s your choice, so choose wisely! Then you will learn to become aware:
For me, awareness is being present. I aim to be present in everything I do so I know how I truly feel about things. It’s not about just having your eyes open, but having your heart open too. Life can be full of love when you tap into your inner awareness.
When you have your heart open to all the opportunities and people around you, you learn to become grateful. Gratitude follows awareness.
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”― Maya Angelou
When I look out the window and see the big blossoming tree outside, it motivates me and makes me jovial. That is a prime example of how I adapt awareness into my daily life, and you can too. Start to look around you and appreciate every little thing:
For me, appreciation is the best gift in life. We are given this innate ability to express gratitude to anything we want, and it automatically makes us feel better! How amazing is that? I wake up and give thanks daily; always have, always will.
When you learn to appreciate your family, friends, food, you begin to tap into your inner happiness and lead a fulfilled life. Nothing can put you off, even when shit goes down!
“Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone’s entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives.” — Roy T. Bennett
A great way is to have an affirmation at hand when you want to remind yourself to trust in the timing of your life. As Nina says, they can serve as a great reminder. This could be as simple as “I appreciate everything in my life.” Trust me; it works magic. Through appreciation finally comes:
Whenever anxiety hits, bring your attention back to the breath. Life is crazy. Right now, we notice how nobody is in control, and that can be a good thing. Take it as a lesson to trust in the timing of your life and learn from it. I’ve been learning a lot over these past three weeks going through heartbreak and healing through writing as well as helping others at the same time. It’s wonderful. I feel on fire (in the right way!). I am also bringing my attention to songs when they come on and the emotions they can evoke.
So there you have it — the four A’s that will allow you attract an abundant flow of peace into your life. Look within and find love.
“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4: 5–7
My essential eBook to guide you through tough times is now available on Amazon:
Thanks for reading and stay well! ❤