Wellbeing in Uncertain Times
Take a step back. We’re human. And what does it mean to be human? A variety of emotions, morals and values. Sometimes we don’t agree with each other, and we are so passionate about how we feel- we sometimes neglect another person’s values. We’re passionate beings when it comes to things we truly believe in, and we have to notice that not everyone feels the same. When life is tough, it makes us feel anxious and overwhelmed. Just remember you are not alone. It’s going to be ok, and I’m going to tell you why.
Life can be so incredibly uncertain. You’re about to start a new job or career, moving away from home, leaving University or school (or the EU….but let’s leave that a second), it’s all go go go. But life is a jumble of things that can make us feel out of control and out of our comfort zone. We all feel it in varying degrees. And it’s such a twisty uncomfortable feeling when we cannot clearly see the future, look for an outcome or know how to deal with the unknown. We’re comfortable with what’s happening now! So why change it?
In particular for us here in the UK, the vote to leave the EU has crippled the nation (yessss I’m slightly opening that can of worms).
We all have this thing called PRIMAL FEAR. which we all experience in times of uncertainty. This actually relates back to childhood when we feel our most safe and comfortable!
We’re a nation divided about the referendum still, and we feel completely overwhelmed. We have a primal fear which many of us experience when we realise that we may not be taken care of anymore — that the social and economic structures, which we once believed were keeping us safe, providing the answers, and being the pillars that hold our country together, are no longer reliable. This is such a powerful decision in our lives, so we ultimately feel out of control. And to prove that primal fear, 2 million (and counting) have already signed a petition for a second referendum in response to the public’s decision to leave the EU.
Try and remember to be present, breathe and allow yourself to feel. Be kind and respectful to yourself and to those around you. Love breeds love.
We’re living in uncertain times, be gentle with yourself and remember that love is infinite. You can never ever have too much of it, and it will never run out.