How do we stay open to life’s budding opportunities and beauty when we are experiencing economic and personal crisis?

By changing our beliefs towards the experiences we are encountering.

It can be difficult to bloom in our personal and professional lives when we are surrounded by doom and gloom.

It is no news that economic times are tough. With plant and company closures, layoffs, slow economy, decrease in revenues and markets dropping, it can leave one feeling depressed, anxious, angry and most of all, fearful.

When our professional world seems to be crumbling, it often affects our personal life as well.

Thinking positively doesn’t seem enough when sales are down, or you lose your job, or you can’t find a job, or you don’t know what the future holds financially for you. Yet the more fearful you become, the harder it is to see budding opportunities.

So what do you do?

1. Question and confront your fears. Learn to let them go. Transform them so they won’t hold you back. Denying them and perpetuating them doesn’t make them go away. Confronting and altering them will.

2. Have faith even when times seem unbearable. It can be difficult to have faith when one is faced with life changing circumstances. This is the time when you need faith the most. These are the times that are testing your faith, your courage, your resilience, and perhaps even your very existence. Don’t give up, gain faith.

3. Trust that you and/or your family will get through these difficult times. Know that you’re not alone. Reach out for support and inspiration.

4. Know that opportunities will present themselves when you are open to receiving them. Just when you least expect it, someone or something will appear as if out of nowhere.

5. Get involved by troubleshooting and coming up with new and creative ideas, or another game plan or tactic. Sit down with family, friends, co-workers and business associates and brain storm, get new input, and ideas.

6. Listen to and surround yourself with people who are looking to blossom, not wither. When you surround yourself with like-minded people you are bound to come up like-minded ideas and ventures.

7. Get views from different sources on the best plan of action. It’s beneficial to receive different views because sometimes we can become stuck in tunnel vision and we need to broaden our perspectives.

8. Review your talents and skills. Perhaps it’s time to put them to better use. We never know what talents and skills are hiding and waiting to be explored.

9. Look around at the possibilities, rather than problems. We can become fixated on the problem, instead of the possibilities that are available. Don’t wait for them to come knocking on your door. Get out and take a look around; you never know what might be waiting.

10. Believe, truly believe, that you will bloom again, not just your professional life, but your personal and spiritual one as well. In fact, by doing so, you may be blossoming all over the world.

Don’t buy into the doom and gloom. There are roses waiting to bud and bloom.

Remember, when you Shine, the world shines brighter because of you!

Author's Bio: 

Kimberley Cohen is the Founder, Facilitator and Personal Insight Coach of The Insight Technique™. She is certified in Body Mind Counselling, Process Oriented Body Work and Spiritual Psychotherapy. She founded the Insight Technique™ - Your Insight to genuine Happiness, Purpose and Prosperity to assist herself and others in uncovering and discovering their brilliance. To question and understand your thinking so you can transform what blocks and limits you from living the life you desire and deserve. Or "living your dreams".