I look back at an article I wrote well over 12 months ago now, when we really had just started the Covid journey that we still find ourselves in. I remember being stuck on a boat, floating in the ocean, prohibited from setting foot on land, at the time I was writing this article. My year had blown up in my face, and I had no real idea when I would be able to get home again. You can read that article here.
I read that article back now, and I remain insanely proud of how I showed up. Navigated change. Gave myself permission to feel whatever I needed to feel in a particular moment, but then continued to move forward. To persevere.
There is also a huge part of me, and I know of many of you too given this new article was a special request from a few of you, that would read this article back now 18 months on, and just think HOW.
How do we just continue to Accept the Reality and keep Leaning IN.
18 months into this and so many things still feel uncertain.
Making solid plans is still near impossible.
And the toll on the mental health of people all across the globe is inconceivable.
Now, this article is by no means geared towards having an opinion on how governments should be running things, or what they should be doing differently. I am no expert on the matter, and quite frankly there are enough ill-informed keyboard warriors out there as it is, without me needing to add to the mix with my emotionally based opinions.
What this article IS about though, is you.
If I can continue to help one person to show up, reach out for support and keep moving forward in times of uncertainty, then that is a win.
I am also not going to tell you in this article to eat well, exercise, practise self-care, and get lots of sleep, because I think we are all more than aware of that.
What I do want to do, is to try and help you feel heard. And to give you a couple of tips and strategies that you may find useful in continuing to try and navigate the uncertainty, not with ease or grace, but just to navigate it at all.
So, from me to you – here are a couple of things that I have tried, and that have worked when I’ve felt stuck, unable to plan anything, or when my own mental health has felt less than peachy.
We are all on our own journey when it comes to dealing with the world we now live in. My biggest piece of advice is to feel what you need to feel and reach out to people to talk. No one should be going through this alone, and there is always someone ready and willing to sit (even virtually!) with you and listen.
Please reach out to me here if I can support you in any way.
Additionally, there are no shortages of organisations here for you too:
Claire Seeber is a self-proclaimed travel addict, mini-sausage dog mumma, avid blogger, a lover of a good glass of pinot noir and believes a solid belly laugh should be part of your every day.
She is also a professional coach, speaker and People and Culture consultant. Claire started her business in 2018 whilst working full time as General Manager of HR for a large retail business. What she loves the most about the work she does is being able to work with passionate, motivated and courageous people who genuinely want to reach their full potential and are ready to put the hard yards in to get there.