Monday, 26 October 2020

STAYING SANE IN CRISIS

A lot is going on in the world right now. Things have changed drastically and it doesn’t seem like they will be changing for the better anytime soon. There are so many crisis cases going on across the globe ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the climate change and natural disasters going on in some countries, to the explosion in Beirut in Lebanon, to the war situation in some Arab countries and some African countries and even the civil unrest in countries like Nigeria, to mention a few. How can you stay sane when caught in such situations?

First, I want you to know that crises have been, are and will continue to be in this world when you leave this earth. Thus, you may never witness a day without crises in the world. There is so much happening even to our planet and people are speculating that giving x amount of years, earth will be inhabitable for human beings, which is why a lot is being invested in research for other planets that can accommodate life. This is by the way but my point is this, don’t dwell on the crises. Dwell on You. Ask yourself, how can I survive in these times and still live a good life? Some of our ancestors had to come to terms with this fact as they experienced war situations after war situations. There may be no end to these problems, but how can I live a good life?

Secondly, don’t dwell on the negative. Our imagination has a way of escalating the times that we are in, so don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself. However, don’t leave your life to chance.  Strategize and plan your life because these are unpredictable times. But do not worry. Worrying does nothing to solve the problem. It only escalates it. So take practical steps.

Also, make sure you avoid any content online or offline that can trigger any form of panic. In fact, it is advisable to stay off social media once in a while if you can’t bear the news. Remember that you are not like anyone else. So don’t be upset at the fact that you cannot stand discussions revolving about the crises going on in your country. This isn’t about patriotism. Of course, not everybody can protest, or stand against the government, or whatever the situation is in your environment. So guard your mind if that’s what you really need.

Feed your mind with positivity. Tell yourself, only positive vibes live with me. Yes! You are allowed to do this if this is the only way to bring your mental health back to normal. Don’t feel guilty that you are happy and others aren’t. I know it is quite sad that many other people lost their lives on the same issues that bother you. But you must remain positive for your country. You must remain positive for your wellbeing. Tell yourself every day that this too shall pass. You will live to see and enjoy another day.

Finally, pray. This may sound religious but it isn’t really. The words of our mouths are very powerful. It is what you speak and imagine that comes to life. So in prayer, declare the things you want to happen. I am a Christian and I strongly believe in prayers. Trust me, prayers answereth all things. All things. It is left for you to pray and the more you pray, the more you receive.

Stay sane and preserve a healthy mental state. Never let anything or anyone affect your mind. It is as important as your physical health. It is in fact part of your physical health. You can do this!
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