How to stay calm in a crazy world: dealing with uncertainty

Just a small post today to address the craziness that is going on lately. 

Life is uncertain. Nothing is guaranteed and things don’t always go to plan. It’s an anxious time. 

What has helped me …

However, one thing that has helped me throughout my life is trying to live by these words:

“I can’t control the things that happen, but I can control how I react” 

Of course to an extent we have control over what happens … but for the most part we just have to have hope and trust in our paths. Trying to control our thoughts or the way we feel is tough, I won’t deny it. I 100% struggle with it at times.

But we do have the power to make a choice. 

Sometimes it helps to recognise and acknowledge that some thoughts, moods and actions no longer serve us well. 

Then instead replace them with more helpful, loving and productive thoughts and actions which can really help how we feel through these uncertain times. 

Another thing that has helped me…

Since the start of the year I have been journalling again. Everyday I write down a minimum of 3 good things, any 3 things! This can be: something good I did, achieved or am grateful for that day.  So that even on the worst days I find the good in life. 

Some days I can write down 8 things and some days I struggle to find 3 things to think of but I always have to do at least 3 – that is my rule to myself.

I hope that you’re staying safe and well through all this mayhem. I know things are tough. But we will get through this together. Lots of love ❤️

And if you have any suggestions of things that help you during stressful/uncertain times – PLEASE leave a comment below and share it with us all!

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21 thoughts on “How to stay calm in a crazy world: dealing with uncertainty”

  1. Such good advice and important to remember right now as the rules and behaviours we are expected to follow are always changing!

    Hope that your week is going okay with everything happening right now!

  2. 3 good things a day, that seems very doable (even on the harder days when we may have to think a little harder). At times like this, negativity, fear, uncertainty, can all become pervasive, and it’s certainty a worrying time throughout the world. Love this post, Susie. It’s definitely needed.
    Stay safe & well.
    Caz xx

    1. Yeh I think so too! Having 3 makes it feel less overwhelming and tricky on the tough days. Thank you for your kind words xx

  3. This quote is so so true! It’s all about how we react to this news and treat one another during this time – staying calm and being kind are the two main things for sure.

    I hope that you’re staying safe during this coronavirus outbreak, and are feeling well.

    Have a good weekend!

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

  4. This quote is everything!! You can control yourself and your reaction – don’t let others dictate how you should react. We have the power to choose to be nice or etc. It is great that you’ve been finding some good. Thanks for sharing these positive vibes!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  5. I love that quote so much – it really helps me put in perspective how much I worry about things, and how little control I have over things like this. Really useful and positive guidance too – looking at the good side of things is so important! I hope you’re well lovely.

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

  6. This is a great reminder, thanks for sharing! We have power to make a choice…and our thoughts/self talk really impact us so much. It’s especially relevant in this uncertain time! Hope you are doing well.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  7. You always give the best advice and this is something I needed to hear! That quote is something I’m going to be repeating in my head for the next few weeks. I hope you’re doing well Susie, and stay safe! x

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