Troubled times – Covid 19

‘IN THE MIDST OF THIS’

In these days of global pandemic our first priority is to save and protect life and I am hoping that everything I am doing and the way that I am now living reflects this basic intention.

But our mental well-being, too, will be so important as we seek to manage anxiety, keep ourselves steady and keep making good decisions in the midst of it all.

The phrase ‘in the midst of this’ is one we use sometimes in guided practice as a reminder that mindfulness is not just something we do when we can get away from it all but is something which is intended very much to be a resource in the midst of life – whatever we are facing.

So here are some resources which may be helpful ‘in the midst’ of whatever you are facing in these difficult times.

 

MINDFULNESS AND MANAGING ANXIETY.

A short paper I have put together to reflect on how mindfulness can be helpful when we are struggling with anxiety. Click on the link below:

https://timsteadmindfulness.wordpress.com/mindfulness-and-managing-anxiety-2

 

MOOD SWINGS AND THE THREE ‘R’S. 

This link takes you to a blog I wrote recently reflecting on how it is sometimes difficult to manage our moods in the midst of the current situation – whether we are over busy or under busy:

https://timsteadmindfulness.wordpress.com/mood-swings-and-the-3-rs

 

STAYING CONNECTED – AND GROUNDED

Another recent blog reflecting on the three ‘zones of experience’ and how we can engage with all that is going on without becoming overwhelmed:

https://timsteadmindfulness.wordpress.com/staying-connected-but-grounded

 

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH FEELING OVERWHELMED

This last in a series of blogs offers a corollary to the previous one by suggesting that if I do become overwhelmed nothing has fundamentally gone wrong and there is nothing wrong with me but in fact this could be a very reasonable response to what is going on – and how this thought may even help me to get through it:

https://timsteadmindfulness.wordpress.com/there-is-nothing-wrong-with-feeling-overwhelmed

 

ON-LINE MINDFULNESS LINKS

There is quite a lot on-line at the moment: live meditation and teaching sessions, apps and you tube meditations. Here is a selection:

https://timsteadmindfulness.wordpress.com/on-line-mindfulness-links