Think of your life as a book. Picture the cover, its color and design. Flip through the chapters of the past years until you make it to the page of today. The page of today is in progress, and all the pages after it are blank. When your current chapter is difficult, look at the big picture. It’s one chapter in your story. This is not the end. Nina Sossamon-Pogue has held many titles in her life, including gymnast, reporter and author. But one skill she learned is how to navigate the tough chapters in her story. She joins Bold TV to talk about her new book This Is Not The End.
The Art of Resilience
One thing that’s sure in life is that people face challenges. But with the global pandemic, people are losing jobs, facing anxiety and loneliness, battling illness and much more. One of the strategies to make it through this chapter is to realize that you’re building resilience. Every time you face another obstacle, you’re becoming stronger than you’ve ever been. You may not know when this chapter will end, but until then, you can adjust to survive. You’re developing thick skin and strategies for the next chapter.
Focus on What’s in Front of You
Another strategy for persevering through tough chapters is to handle one thing at a time. If you’re constantly worrying about the future, it can cause anxiety. The mind becomes chaotic with a million worries at once. First, ask yourself if what you’re thinking is hurting you. Then, if it’s hurting you, change it. As you change your mindset one thought at a time, it’s not as overwhelming. Soon you will realize that when you handle problems one at a time, your perseverance becomes endurance! Check out the conversation on Bold TV to learn more about Sossamon-Pogue and where to buy her book.