Finding peace in uncertain times


The market’s up, then the market plummets when some bank executive hic-cups. Meanwhile, you watch your 401k turn into a 301k.

Earthquake upon earthquake makes us cringe and wonder when the New Madrid fault will begin to rumble.   War still rages in the mid-east, and here at home, you lock your doors and breath easier that you made it through another day.

What’s a person to do?  Stay calm, says life coach Cheryl Richardson.

“If you are on a train, will you reach your destination quicker by running up and down the corridors?” she asks.  Well, no, but that’s my modus operandi.

Some processes just need to take as long as they need to take. That’s not easy when you feel a burning desire to get them over with as quickly as possible.

“Yet that’s actually all the more reason to make sure that you don’t waste your energy,” adds Richardson. “Even if it means incurring the disapproval of people who do not understand, you need to pull back a little and pace yourself this month. Focus on what can be done, and become less agitated about whatever, for now, cannot be altered.”

That sounds like good advice to me.

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