What would it be like if you could maintain your peace and calm no matter what kind or degree of chaos was swirling around you?
Some people seem to feed off of chaos. But when you look a little closer, they’re really not thriving as a result.
No matter what, chaos is a part of life. Certainly, there are things you can do to decrease chaos, such as planning ahead, but even the best plans are susceptible to unplanned events. When chaos does occur, the practice of mindfulness can help you maintain your calm and even thrive right in the middle of it.
A Mindful Approach To Handling Chaos
Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment, acknowledging your emotions, and then maintaining your peace in spite of the flood of emotions. It allows you to acknowledge and be aware of your emotions, without letting them control and dictate your reaction.
By practicing mindfulness, you can maintain control of the situation by observing your emotions, taking a moment to pause, assess the situation, and make decisions based on truth rather than emotions run amok.
(And it only takes 7 minutes a day! Click here to learn more.)
How Chaos Multiplies Fear
One of the reasons that chaos can make it so hard to maintain your peace is because it hijacks your thoughts and can lead you to experience fear of the unknown. Your emotions might flood you with hundreds of “what if” questions, leading you to be afraid of things that haven’t and won’t ever happen.
By being mindful, you can pause and assess the situation, figure out what fears are reasonable and which are simply an abundant imagination, and then make choices in confidence and clarity.
Use Mindfulness To Get Rid Of Negative Emotions
The practice of mindfulness may not completely stop negative emotions from coming. What mindfulness can do is to give you the power to be in charge of how to react to those emotions.
In a way, it’s as if you can simply step back and observe the emotions as they flood in, contain them, and then assess which emotions are rooted in reality and which can simply be let go. In this way, you can regain your peace in a chaotic situation.
By regaining your peace, you will be more likely to make decisions that are rooted in truth and fact rather than fear. This way, your emotions will stop controlling you and will be unable to leave you paralyzed.
When your personal or professional life is feeling chaotic, the practice of mindfulness will allow you to sort through your thoughts and emotions efficiently.
By maintaining your peace, you can be an effective leader for yourself and others around you during a time of chaos. When you are a point of peace in the midst of crisis, others will be attracted to you by your mindful clearheaded presence. You will be able to create space to maintain your peace and to help others do the same no matter the situation you find yourselves in.