Learn powerful mindset tips to help you adapt to today’s ever-changing world from Becca Teers, a regular therapist at triyoga Camden specialising in mind therapies such as hypnotherapy, rapid transformational therapy (RTT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and more.
As we come out of lockdown it’s quite natural to feel some fear about the future and how things may change or be done differently. We’re dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic, plus anxiety around the possibility of a second spike.
In this blog, I want to share some mindset tips to help you feel less panicked and stressed about changes and to feel more positive and optimistic about the future.
Firstly it’s interesting to notice why we are resistant to change?
Change can be scary, especially when it’s ‘thrust’ upon us and we feel unable to control it. With change comes uncertainty – uncertainty of how a situation will play out. We like to feel that we’re in control and we admire others who seem like they are. However interestingly, so-called ‘enlightened humans’ like monks, yogis and meditators practise giving up control and surrendering to ‘what is’.
The paradox is that although we reject uncertainty, we have the skills to change and evolve. Fear is an emotion that gets in the way. If we let it take over we lose clarity about our potential. So calming any fears and ‘taking them along with us’ until they dissipate is the best option when dealing with change.
Here are some mindset tips to deal with the sort of changes that are happening to and around us at the moment:
1 – Human beings are incredibly adaptable. A good exercise is to think about how you’ve dealt with changes that have happened in your life before. Life is always changing and evolving and we do go with it. Write any past challenges down and note how you coped and maybe even grew personally through uncomfortable or difficult past situations in your life.
2 – Rough seas make better sailors! Whatever we’re going through at the moment, we can grow through. When you’re focussing on change think about it as opportunity for personal growth, to become happier, healthier, stronger or more fulfilled in some way.
3 – Do something out of your comfort zone every day. Small adjustments to your routine can prove to you that change can be positive and enrich life in some ways.
4 – Focus on what you can control. This Coronavirus crisis has really iluminated the fact that there are some things in life we really can’t control. The only thing that we can fully control is our mindset and how we feel and think. One of the best ways to keep our mindset positive is to practise gratitude every day. Each day note down at least five things you’re thankful for in your life. This practice each day is simple and has been life-changing for many people.
5 – Don’t skip the self care; exercise, reading a good book or watching a movie, doing things you enjoy. Relaxation techniques can be so effective if you find yourself fearful or anxious. Check out this video on my YouTube channel to learn some great techniques to reduce anxiety: Tips to Manage Anxiety & Feel Calmer.
6 – Keep talking and connecting with others. If you’re really struggling, reach out to someone you can trust. Just having someone listen to your thoughts and feelings can really help. We’re all going through similar worries and emotions and talking about it can help us to not feel so isolated or alone.
7 – Know that you will deal with change, you’ve done it before and you will do it again. When you can, use affirmations to create a calm mindset and you will be able to think more clearly and calmly. A great affirmation for dealing with change is:
“I have incredible coping skills and I deal with change easily & naturally.”
8 – Lastly, stay informed but don’t obsessively check the news. Once a day is enough to keep updated with guidelines and developments. Take each day as it comes and be kind to yourself.
Interested in exploring you mind/body connection more deeply? Click here to view Becca’s schedule and availability.
Becca Teers is a Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Holistic Therapist and holds a certificate in EMDR Therapy and Coaching. She is the author of the book ‘Unlimited; 7 Habits to Unleash Your Full Potential & Get the Life You Want’. Using a combination of RTT, CB and advanced hypnotherapy techniques, NLP and EMDR, Becca is passionate about empowering people to achieve their goals and full potential. She is a warm, caring yet dynamic and gifted therapist enabling people to make lasting positive change. She has a strong belief in the body/mind connection and the mind’s potential to heal the body. She runs a London-based practice and Skype sessions are also available. Becca also runs transformational retreats in the UK with her partner and chef Dave.