Self-Coaching to Cope with Anxiety during Covid-19
Have you ever thought about what life would be like during a pandemic?
If you are not an epidemiologist, immunologist or a scientist probably not!
Even if you have watched various films about the pandemic, you probably would have never imagined that this would happen in our lifetime! As a result of Covid-19, we are witnessing events we thought we would only watch in the movies.
The unpredictability of the current situation is forcing us to face our deepest fears. For some, the lockdown is a time for reflection. Whilst others have had to face the harsh impact of losing their jobs and financial security. Many are also confronted with loneliness and anxiety due to social isolation.
As we navigate through these unpredictable times of COVID-19, the well-being of our mental and emotional health must remain a priority, to ensure that we stand resilient in the face of uncertainty and adversity.
Staying calm, balanced, and grounded is simply the best thing we can do because we simply have no other options!
Life after Covid-19 will look very different. Empowering yourself with attributes such as adaptability, patience, balance, and optimism, will ensure that you can come out stronger and thrive even through these difficult times.
We need to guide ourselves, develop our inner coach, and increase our awareness and ability to self-reflect.
This process is called self-coaching.
Depression and anxiety are conditions where you might need to seek professional help, however having the attitude of openness and curiosity that self- coaching is based on, is essential on the road of recovery.
Few steps you could use for self-coaching in times of anxiety and depression are:
1. Maintain a Journal
Maintain a journal to write down your thoughts. Imagine if you had a microphone inside your mind. Allow these thoughts to flow without any judgment.
- Ask yourself if these thoughts are real or not.
- Ask yourself how do each of these thoughts help you?
- Reframe the thoughts that are not helpful in a sentence that would be more realistic and resourceful.
Think about your passions, hobbies, or interests that you love doing the most and commit yourself to get engaged in those activities on a daily basis.
List the names of 3 people you respect the most and their 3 qualities (each) you admire the most. Then think when and where have you demonstrated these qualities in the past. Every day remind yourself of these qualities and ask how can I be more of …. Do more of …. Be more of ….. these qualities.
At the end of the day, you can self-reflect where and how have you lived up to any of these qualities during the day.
Holistic Psychotherapist & Life Coach, Corporate Trainer
Dr. Irine Lekishvili is a well-known hypnotherapist, psychotherapist & trans-generational healer focusing on resolved inherited family programs through constellation therapy. Her goal is to spread this awareness and encourage individuals to explore their power from within. She guides the individual to tap into hidden patterns and programs that lie deep in the subconscious areas and resolves them through powerful healing techniques. What was once limiting their lives is miraculously released!