Advice from the Aster Club
When unexpected things happen to affect our life negatively, we like to believe that we would do whatever necessary to change the situation.
When people feel that they have no control over their situation, they may begin to behave helplessly.
This inaction can lead people to overlook opportunities for relief or change.
The current situation we are in is likely to induce learned helplessness.
The lockdown and social distancing happened.
Our life is disrupted, and businesses are fundamentally shaken.
So what can we do to overcome and not fall for learned helplessness?
- Focus on things within your control and improve or perfect them. It could be a small thing such as fixing a squeaking door hinge or cooking perfect eggs. Little by little, you will gain a sense of being in charge.
- Visualize your experience of achievement and fulfillment. It will boost your hormone and make you feel more positive.
- Condition your mind by repeating your mantra. Words have a significant impact on priming our minds. “I am courageous, capable, and resilient.” “I solve any problems with an innovative mind.” Say it aloud so that you can hear you.