3 Ways To Stay Grounded In A Chaotic World
The world that we are living in today is anything but peaceful and predictable. It seems that every day there is some new tragedy or cause for fear that demands every ounce of our attention. Our way of life has been turned upside down with events such as the Coronavirus crisis and people are being affected in a big way.
These incidences come from every direction and in all shapes and sizes.
Whether a personal issue arises that completely disrupts your peace of mind but seems to only affect you as an individual, or a global event transpires that uproots the happiness and joy of millions of people simultaneously.
Our current world situation can be a very uneasy place to exist.
With everything going on around you, maintaining a sense of security as well as order in your mental environment and personal life can feel like a completely futile effort.
Try as you may, there always appears to be something that comes along for no other reason than to fill you with fear and worry.
While you can’t change the dynamic nature of the world you live in, there are thoughts and strategies that when implemented effectively, can help you stay grounded when life gets too crazy.
Weight Of The World On Your Shoulders
One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to realise and come to terms with the fact that you are a single human being that is incapable of bearing the weight of the world on your shoulders.
At first glance, this may seem like a sign that you should just give up and let yourself be tossed into the waves of each new tragedy.
However, becoming aware of your own limitations can serve as one of the biggest sources of peace you could ever hope to find.
The reason for this is that when you take the time to identify the things that are out of your control, the list of things that you actually can influence becomes much more clear.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed at every single problem going on around you, you are able to focus your efforts on only the issues that you can change.
Not only does this give you a much-needed sense of authority over your circumstances and keeping you more grounded, it also frees you from the burden of trying to manage the problems of the world by yourself.
In the perpetual raging war that is our world today, it is important that you pick your battles wisely.
Another common issue that many of us have when it comes to all the things going wrong in the world is that we automatically feel as if these things have a direct affect on our personal lives.
While this may seem a little selfish, the truth is that not only are most of the issues we notice on a daily basis through the media or online, things that have little to no effect on our personal existence, they are also out of our hands.
Expending your time and energy on trying to solve the problems that affect your immediate environment is a much better investment than worrying about a conflict or issue on the other side of the globe.
Supporting a worldwide cause for the sake of charity is fantastic, but not if doing so means ignoring the conflicts that are staring you in the face.
A Sense Of Order
Finally, it is critical that you maintain a sense of order in your own life, regardless of how messy and cluttered the things around you become.
If you allow you internal state to mimic your external environment, you fall victim to the chaos.
Whatever your day-to-day life entails, always strive to develop systems and routines that provide you with a sense of peace and security.
If you are looking for these things in places other than your own life, you will not find them.