“We are all in the same storm, but in a different boat.” ~Unknown
Even though we have each been impacted by the current pandemic, we each have different needs. Many are trying to survive in their business, family, marriage, job, unemployment, or compromised health. And others feel like they are growing and reconnecting with what’s most important to them.
Whether you are thriving, growing, maintaining, or surviving, know that each of these responses is ok. Release the pressure
to be going through this pandemic crisis like anyone else. Because I truly believe that we each know what we need right now.
Sometimes we just need help accessing our own wisdom and clearly seeing our choices.
Making Hard Decisions in Uncertain Times
I too have been faced with many hard decisions in 2020. While many of us are used to making decisions while facing unknowns, there are not usually this many back to back decisions. It’s enough to leave anyone feeling exhausted and confused.
I recently had the privilege of sharing my thoughts on how people are coping with these unique and unprecedented times. We talked about how coping is unique too. You can hear the full interview here:
To recap, one of the most important things you can do whether you are trying to make decisions or cope with uncertainty is to slow down and ask yourself:
- What do I need?
- What would be best for me (and/or my family)?
If you don’t slow down to ask yourself what you need, no one else will. We are living in a sea of many opinions where more information isn’t always better. Instead of getting hooked into making comparisons and judgments, slowing down and shifting from the negative mental chatter is where you will find clarity. And quite possibly some courage to follow through on hard decisions.
Marci Payne, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri where she is now working with clients virtually either by secure video or phone call during the COVID-19 pandemic. She can help with general pandemic stress and anxiety. And she loves helping women love themselves enough to stop making the same mistakes in their relationships. If you are interested in strengthening your relationship with yourself and/or others via individual counseling, schedule a free 15-minute introductory call with Marci.