Let’s be honest, there is a lot going on in our world these days. Unfortunately, the majority of it is out of our control AND unpredictable. As a result, attempting to process it all can lead to feelings of anxiety, confusion, frustration, guilt and at a certain point, even apathy.
If you’re anything like me (a heart-centric empath through and through), you feel emotions deeply. You also feel the weight of the emotional experiences of those around you.
Feelings become amplified as you seek to understand how you can simultaneously help your family, friends, employees and co-workers navigate these unprecedented challenges.
You want to provide answers. You want to fix the problem. You want to make it right.
But in a situation where we have no control or predictability, is fixing the problem possible? Is that where our attention is best invested?
Is it really about “making things better” or is it more about “helping people feel better?”
If it’s the latter, how do we go about doing that given the lack of control we have over the situation?
We help people feel better by giving them a safe space to feel seen and heard, and to express the thoughts and emotions they are experiencing.
Sometimes what people need isn’t an answer, but a question…“How are you feeling? How can I support you? How has your experience been?”
As Gabor Mate so eloquently observes, “Safety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection.”
That connection is possible. The space for our feelings and emotions is there to be explored. It’s something we all deserve.
If you or a loved one could benefit from some extra support in navigating these challenging times, book a free consult with one of our Leadership Mindset Coaches at www.elitehighperformance.com .
Your highest potential is our passion at Team Elite, and we are here to help.
Wishing you all the best,
– Coach MJ