5 Tips for Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

Being thrust, so suddenly, into a global pandemic, can bring up a lot of feelings. Like anxiety, loneliness, and feeling powerless. When circumstances are beyond our control, it is important to give our attention to the things we CAN control.

Here are 5 things you can control that will support your wellness:

  • Eat Healthy – Get your vitamins and minerals by eating fresh fruits and vegetables!
  • Sleep Well – Create a supportive bedtime routine and try to go into ‘rest and relaxation mode’ at the same time every night. Try meditation or sleepy-time herbs if you have trouble quieting your mind for sleep.
  • Exercise – Getting your blood moving and your heart pumping is not just beneficial to your physical health, it does wonders for your mental health too!
  • Drink Water – Staying hydrated is especially important during stressful times.
  • Nature – Find ways of connecting with nature! Go for a walk, be in the sunshine at a park, or find places near your community in the wild to be by a river or in a forest. It is so grounding to connect with the earth.

Other things that can feel supportive if you are spiraling from lack of control could be learning a mindfulness or breathwork practice, listening to uplifting music, spending quality time with family members, or choosing a project that you feel inspired to start.

While it is important to be up-to-date on advice from medical experts, reducing your exposure to news and social media could also help you stay focused in the present moment, and grounded in your intuition.

To go deeper into the work of staying grounded or if you need any additional support, send me a private message and I’d be happy to help.

Power of Coaching Interview with Mindfulness Coach, Satyam Chalmers

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I interviewed Satyam Veronica Chalmers founder and principal of Mindfulness Coaching based in Brisbane, Australia.

Satyam has 14 years experience in coaching, facilitation, mentoring and assessment. She has trained and mentored hundreds of individuals in coaching skills, including working with various large organisations to create an internal resource of coaches.

In this interview we talked about:

•how coaching facilitates another person’s awareness and understanding of what’s happening for them
•how coaching also provides a place of reflection through questioning, listening and supporting an individual to understand what is happening for them and gaining insight about that situation
•what is mindfulness coaching
•how being more mindful can help increase an individual’s productivity and effectiveness
•why it’s important to ‘switch off’ from work
•the 4- day work week and the benefits
•success stories

Listen to the interview.

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A special thanks to Satyam for a very informative interview.

 

Connect with Satyam at
satyamchalmers@neuroleadership.com
www.mindfulnesscoaching.com.au

Satyam

Bio:

Satyam Veronica Chalmers

Satyam has 14 years experience in coaching, facilitation, mentoring and assessment. She has trained/mentored hundreds of individuals in coaching skills, including working with various large organisations to create an internal resource of coaches.

She is qualified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Currently she focuses on supporting busy professionals to develop a sense of wellbeing in their lives, as well as mentoring/training other coaches to achieve mastery.