Daily Dose “Take it Easy” 04.01.20 – Living the Inner Life

Hi, it’s Chris. Today is April 1st, and this marks the first day of an entire month of continued lockdown, stay in place, safer at home rules during this coronavirus 2020 pandemic that we’re all dealing with right now.

So I want to share with you some things that I’ve used to help me move through crises, or difficult times, that might be useful to you, and myself as well, during this month.

I’ve been studying consciousness, mind science, psychology, and went to grad school for it for a long, long time, so this is an area that is very interesting for me. And I’m going to offer up a daily dose, every day for this month, a little tip or tidbit, just a little piece, that I want to share, that might be of use to you as well.

So today, let’s say, “Take it easy,” ok? It’s April 1st ,we have an entire month. This is a marathon and not a sprint, so we will take it one day at a time.

And there is so much to think about, much to worry about. There’s a lot of uncertainty, this is a new way of interacting in the world, distancing ourselves. Everything’s been really upset, turned upside down in many ways, so it’s new and it’s odd, so take it easy.

We’re bombarded with daily briefings and these things that, you know, we need to listen to, but it can be a lot. And it’s new also, in that if you are normally externally motivated, if you’re an extrovert, this is gonna be a little unusual to spend this much time with yourself, and in your own mind, in your own thoughts and feelings.

If you’re an introvert, you’re probably already accustomed to this, but this extra time inside might tend towards a little overthinking, and that can be overwhelming as well.

So tip number one for day number one: Take it easy. It’s new, it’s unusual, difficult, it’s weird. Reach out, reach out to me, reach out to a friend, and we’ll get through this together, on ‘Living the Inner Life’, day one. We’ll see you tomorrow.