MAINTAINING A HEALTHY MINDSET AS WE NAVIGATE THE FINAL STAGES OF PANDEMIC

Stef Wood

BE IN PURPOSE

Identify what your "WHY" is. What gives you energy and keeps you motivated? Finding purpose is a key element to mental and spiritual wellness. Engaging in meaning and purpose allows your life trajectory to flow and keeps you motivated in your goals and intentions.

FIND CREATIVITY

Pick up a hobby! Over the course of pandemic I learned to pour resin, make candles, and make artisan chocolate. It kept my creative juices flowing and provided me with an opportunity to become excited about something.

ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF

If you feel taken advantage of or treated unfairly, start to ask yourself what is out of alignment.  What are your core values?  Are the elements of your life aligning with these values? Take time to identify what your core values are and where they come from. My triad is integrity, authenticity and transparency. When aspects of my life are no longer fitting this mold, it is time to move on.

ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU NEED IN THE MOMENT 

Life is chock full of ups and downs! If some negative emotions start to arise, acknowledge it, and give yourself permission to be in whatever is coming up for you. Self care is unique among individuals, so tune in and identify with what would make you feel whole again.

RECREATE YOUR SPACE

This doesn't have to be a major renovation. Move some furniture around, upcycle a piece of furniture, re-organize or redecorate. The Konmari method by Japanese born professional organization coach Mari Kondo is a great source of inspiration. Check her out on Youtube or Netflix she also has written a few books! These are simple tricks to make your space appear brand new. Tune into how the energy flows after accomplishing this.

BE IN A SPACE OF YES 

The amount of opportunity and experience that arise when you remain open are endless.

HAVE EMPATHY AND COMPASSION

Everyone has struggled through this pandemic. The amount of loss and perceived loss has been immeasurable. Acknowledge that everyone has a right to their opinion and emotions. You have no obligation to agree with this but respect them from a place of loving kindness.