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6th October, 2020

How to Stay Calm and Focused in the Face of Uncertainty

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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This week Rachel is joined once more by Dr Caroline Walker, otherwise known as The Joyful Doctor to look at what on earth has happened over the past 6 months and what we can anticipate in the coming months.

It’s fair to say that we’re currently in an adjustment phase, learning how to work and live to the current rules, anticipating changes to these rules and processing this seismic shift from how our lives used to operate.

We’re seeing burnout from overwork, anxiety over the uncertain future and a general sense of grief and loss.

It’s common for people to vent their anger towards those they feel safe with. 

We’re being asked to do more than ever and we need a plan to manage this. Consider the example of a professional footballer. If they were asked to play for 3 hours instead of 90 minutes what would they do? Devise a break plan, factor in more nutrition, add more to their team and so on. When we have extra pressure applied, what are we doing to make sure we can cope?

There are things that will be out of your control right now, so Rachel and Caroline give a reminder about the ‘Zone of Power’ and how this powerful tool can bring you a sense of calm and empowerment.

One ultimate top tip from Rachel and  Caroline; Learn to leave things unfinished.

This sounds unlikely but they present a good argument for its benefits.

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