The last few weeks have changed for all of us. Our communications and interactions have shifted significantly in the workplace, schools, homes and social lives. Our normal life, although it may be chaotic at times, has been disrupted. I recently read a post in which a person indicated they felt various emotions throughout their day. I can image others feeling the ups and downs within a single hour. We must start the conversation to tap into our emotions. It is okay and part of normalcy to experience different emotions. Let’s start the conversation. How are you feeling at this moment? Response: “I feel …….” Sit with that emotion for the moment.

We are currently living in a period of uncertainty. We are faced with no true or evolving possible end dates. At this point, we don’t know when we are returning to a semi-normal life. Many are suffering, not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but with life in general. Most of our normal situations are now abnormal. Regardless of what stage, our life is affected in some form. There is an overall adjustment for all individuals and/or families.

Let’s Define

In the time of adversity, we must define a new routine to define our sanity. Some days, hours, minutes will be more difficult than others. This is the time to focus on building you. It may be your faith, prayer life, family, marriage, and most of all yourself. What does ‘that’ look like? Each person must discover ‘that’ for themselves. Here are some steps to start:

  • Removing the noise/distractions
  • Use prayer/meditation to set the stage for quietness and listening
  • Maintain a journal to collect your words and thoughts that enter your spirit/mind
    • Somethings may not be clear – just jot them down. There will be a moment of clarity
  • Find your routine. This will help to break up your evolving day

Caring for Others

Along with defining new norms, let’s share our resources and gifts, not only with our families, but with others. There are many who are losing their jobs or don’t have enough to feed their families. If you are aware and have the resources, please share. There are essential staff who may need a hand, a babysitter or just time to collect their thoughts. Reach out to them and determine how you can help, pray with them and show your support. There are many elderly without family support. Please reach out and determine their needs as well. Some may need a simple telephone call to say “Hello”.

Stay Grounded

Although we are in a time of uncertainty, we can make our time and purpose meaningful. It is okay to go through emotions. However, try not to let the emotions take control of your mind. Stay informed with credible sources. Take a break from the news and social media. Determine what you need to know to be engaged but not overwhelmed.

MJ Professional Coaching wants you to Stay Encouraged! Be Safe! Be Blessed! More importantly, be a blessing to others.

About Michelle Jolley

Michelle Jolley is a Professional Coach and the founder of MJ Professional Development Company. MJ Professional Development Company was originally established to assist individuals in developing marketable skills for the corporate industry. Over the years, Michelle has witnessed individuals and organizations having a greater need for coaching. As a result, she decided to expand her horizon and reach a greater audience.