Remember a few days ago I wrote about being resilient during these uncertain times. The first element of resilience as described by Diane Coutu was realism. We have to be realistic about what is within our control and what is a given. I know it seems obvious but how many times do you find yourself getting caught up in the news and worrying about stuff you have no control over.
When I find myself getting overwhelmed by all that is going on I ask myself 3 questions
- Is it something I can control?
- Is it something that is out of my control?
- Is it important?
Now this never stops me getting wound up by want I cannot control, but it soon puts everything in perspective. It also concentrates my mind on what I can control. This week I have been concentrating on returning to work and rehabilitating, stuff that I can control. I can do the exercises and I can build a routine that helps me concentrate on what is important and not worry about what I cannot control.
So when it all gets a bit much ask those 3 questions.
Stay home, and stay safe.