Our Strive For More pledge to you during this time of crisis is:
“To provide free, short, simple, and actionable content to tackle the real challenges we are facing now.”
In line with our pledge, here is the first part of a series of actions you can implement right now to flatten the fear curve!
Give Yourself Permission to be Human
In times of stress, crisis, and feeling like everything is happening to us, it is easy to get caught in a downward spiral of negativity. It’s also easy to be hard on ourselves for getting caught up in it while thinking we shouldn’t be this way, but, it’s okay! It’s okay to be human! Giving ourselves permission to be human DOES help us embrace the positive side of us to achieve what we want. Three (3) easy ways of giving yourself permission are listed below.
- It Is Okay! – We all have negatives and positives within us! Believing we should not feel a certain way adds an additional layer of stress and anxiety upon us because we are denying a part of who we naturally are. Allowing those feelings and thoughts to come forth, embracing they are a part of us, and knowing we CAN move past them to leverage what helps us DOES give us the power to do just that; create the mindset we want to have to leverage our positivity to achieve what we want.
- We Are NOT Alone! – Each and every one of us across the world has been affected by this crisis and face the same uncertainty and questions. We truly are NOT alone! Knowing that there ARE others who understand what we are going through and who can help and support us is powerful! This knowledge DOES release the stress, anxiety, and feeling of being overwhelmed that comes with the isolation of walking a path alone.
- There Is Hope; There Is A Way Forward! – One of the most fundamental concepts we need as human beings to keep putting one foot in front of the other is hope. We need to know there is a way forward and it is possible. Without it, we can feel helpless and that what lies in our way is insurmountable. Looking to others and seeing what they have done to overcome, and that they HAVE overcome, what we are facing gives us that hope. Embracing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel DOES empower us to keep moving forward.