Responding To Change


Change is occurring all around us. It’s here to stay and it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. More than ever people are having to evolve and for the first time in history, the mass majority is UNCOMFORTABLE. It’s coming to a head that the tangibles we held onto aren’t as effective with coping as what we’re believing about ourselves and those around us. How are we staying centered? Ask yourself, “How am I grounding myself so that when it’s time to physically adapt it’s a smooth transition?”

Here are three grounding exercises you can do to take a step back and respond to the changes in your life without dismantling your foundation: 

  1. Choose one thing of significance in your life to cultivate consistency.
  • Whether this is creating a spiritual regimen, implementing arts and crafts in between work time daily, or reading literature that stimulates your brain, change requires consistency with new habits. Start from within, and watch it manifest into physical routine. Let what’s consistent in your life be effortless so that it STICKS.
  1. Do something with intention every day.
  • This could be taking a bubble bath, cooking, spending significant alone time, or journaling. This could also be intentionally going outside and breathing in nature. As long as the intent is geared to the productivity of your mental, physical, and/or spiritual/emotional health this helps to embrace any outward change that may feel out of your control.
  1. Redefine the way you view stability.
  • Stability should be the concrete foundation in your mind, body, and spirit. Try to shy away from finding stability in people places, memories, and things. Dig deep and hold onto all that makes you, you.

Asé & it is So!

By: Shawana Ward

Shawana Ward of Norfolk, Virginia is an Author and Motivational Speaker/Advocate for Self-Care, Mental Health, and Healing. She loves to spend quality time with loved ones, travel, and connect with other femmpenuers who enjoy empowering, building up, and giving back to their communities. Get acclimated via Instagram: @predominantlylove).

Shawana Ward of Norfolk, Virginia is an Author and Motivational Speaker/Advocate for Self-Care, Mental Health, and Healing. She loves to spend quality time with loved ones, travel, and connect with other femmpenuers who enjoy empowering, building up, and giving back to their communities. Get acclimated via Instagram: @predominantlylove).