Millions of people all over the globe are house-bound and only allowed to go out for essential trips. Of course, I could write a book about the reasons for this, and whether the lockdown is justified or not. However, it is what is.
The more important question is what to do about it.
How do you react to change? Or how do you respond to change?
This is not just word play.
Reacting to change is a knee-jerk defense where your favorite alibi kicks in, and taking the wrong action or an inappropriate action. More about these alibis below.
Responding to change, on the other hand, means understanding that change is happening, assessing the change, and then thinking about it before acting to make the best of the change.
The world as we knew it no longer exists.
The political landscape is changing daily and we cannot always keep track. The more politicians mess up and take their own direction, the more we are required to take responsibility for our own lives.
It is easy to feel out of control and directionless. Our bodies react to the insecurity with all sorts of dis-eases related to fear and anxiety. At the same time medical resources are limited.
We all know that "things are happening" and we need to keep going. But how? Where do we find any security?
Elsabe will give some direction that will help you cope day to day, and carve out a future for you in this new world.
Tune in to The Elsabe Smit Show on Sunday 16th April at 6 pm GMT using this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT TIME. ALL OTHER SHOWS WILL BE ON A SUNDAY AT 4 PM GMT.
The show covers a range of topics related to the creation process, from becoming aware of your destiny, through shaping your thoughts and actions, to learning the wisdom from your experiences and practising forgiveness.
Here is a link to the recording of the show on YouTube.
Over the past several years I have been challenged socially and financially. I have very limited resources and my mind seems focused on fears rather than on the future.
I am also worried that past mistakes and nasty people whom I have left behind will come back to haunt me.
How can I change my mind-set so that I can focus on the future?
This will be a short blog but it may turn out to be quite useful when you have to make a decision on the spot.
I am sure you have found yourself in a situation where you wanted to do something or make a business decision and you thought you had it right, but then you started doubting and your clear thoughts turned into scrambled eggs.