What to do when you don’t know what to do

When you’re stressed, freaking out, and can’t think straight, it can be hard to see things clearly. We live in a world with lots going on, and not all of it is easy to deal with.

Here’s what to do when you don’t know what to do.

Stressed? Take a deep breath

Take a deep breath, then take another.
Breathe in deeply, exhale completely.
Breathe in peace and comfort, exhale negativity and tension.
Breathe in love, exhale frustration.
Breathe in joy, exhale anger.

Tune into your feelings

Are you angry? Hurt? Scared? Frustrated? Something else? It’s important to identify how you’re feeling before you can fix it.

Ask why

Why do you feel this way?
What is it about the current situation that is making you feel like you do?
What’s the root of that feeling?
If you’re angry, why are you angry?
What’s the underlying issue that’s behind the anger?

There’s always so much to that WHY, we just need to dig in to find it.

What do you need right now?

What do you need to feel better?
Do you need to step away for a bit and take a break?
Do you need to talk to someone supportive?
Do need to scream and yell and get it all out?
Do you need sleep? A walk in nature? Exercise?

How can you get that thing that you need right now?

And if you can’t get it right now, when can you? If you want a tough situation to completely rectify itself, that might not be possible right now – so what could you do instead that starts to shift things in the right direction?

Choose one little thing that you can do right now to feel better. Make it easy.

I guarantee this process will give you a new sense of peace, clarity, and strength to move forward. Set the intention, make it happen.

You got this.