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2021 has started with a bang. Let’s focus on how we can stay grounded no matter what is swirling around us. Let’s invite ways to hold our center and remember to chuckle when, as Betty Davis said, “fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be a bumpy night.” The hopeful news is that there are simple ways to help ourselves.
Some of what is recommended is common sense and what we already know, and, yet, it is okay to return to this good direction when we need help. There is no requirement here. These are options for you to ponder. Notice what feels right for you.
Connect with others. You know who your people are. Remember to share how you are doing and check in on others (even if they appear to be fine). Take a break from the news. Take a break from social media. Get outside. Get more sleep. Consider making a daily, small gratitude list. Try meditation for five minutes.
Try this: make a list of the ways you stay grounded (and maybe already are!). Write for five minutes and see what surfaces. Are you doing these things? Might you return to them to help feel grounded? Did something new appear?
Let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear from you!
You never know what someone else is going through.
[Quoted often; Claimed by many]