By Ettie Rutherford
Because there seems to be far less respect for people’s feelings, for human life or for the rule of law, many people do not feel as safe as they used to, when they now engage in simple actions, such as going to the mall, sending their children to school, or regarding personal safety as a given.
Sadly enough, there is more concern about the many changes that confront adults, as well as children, in today’s world. How then, can you have more control over your safety, your reactions to situations, as well as your interaction with others?
Although there is no magic wand to rectify the current state of affairs, there are practical actions that you can apply, to lessen your level of concern. You will have less anxiety if you do some of the following:
> Regard yourself as a confident, capable person, who has been through numerous changes, blessings and challenges;
> Acknowledge the importance of having a plan for surviving new situations;
> Clarify the what, who, when and why of your plan;
> Embrace new situations, with help from others;
> Stop worrying about situations that you cannot change;
> Be willing to seek assistance, when you are overwhelmed;
> Focus on simple opportunities, instead of negative situations;
> Try to assist others; and
> Be thankful for your blessings and acknowledge that with God’s help, you are in control, because everywhere you go, there you both are.
Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at email@example.com