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“It Is Okay To Not Be Okay” – 5 Ways To Find Calmness During Calamity

Written by: Charlotte Elizabeth Scott-Terrell, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


There is a direct correlation between thoughts, words, and feelings. If you do not believe that, briefly reflect on what you are thinking right now. I guarantee any positive thoughts you are currently having are causing you to feel good, and the opposite applies as well. When you feel good, you speak affirmations, and it is empowering to have an expectation of good things happening. Life happens, and the reality is it is often difficult to be encouraged and upbeat when our world is taking a downward spiral. However, I offer you the following (5) techniques to ensure you are filled with joy and peace. You can find calmness during calamity.

1. Build on your weaknesses...

We all have them, but we all have the capacity to grow, learn, and expand. There is no such thing as failure, only lessons to be learned.

2. A life-changing rule of thumb to remember is that good can be the enemy of your best!

We cannot get stuck. Just because something is good, it does not mean something better cannot be realized. Let's think about what has worked well in the past and continue to function in that vain but kick it up a notch and strive for the greatness you were destined to achieve.

3. Be reminded that thoughts and words have creative power.

You have what you say. Whatever you believe about yourself and your circumstances comes to fruition. Speak the truth and communicate to your mind what is in your heart. Say it with zeal, hope, and expectation.

4. Live a life of Thanks-living! Be thankful for everything!

NO is not a rejection; it is a New Opportunity! Adversity is designed to strengthen you. If you do not experience any negativity, you will not be able to enjoy the positivity. So, be thankful for it all. The power of being thankful opens you to the world to all the wonder in store for you.

5. Stop busying yourself with doing.

We strive to do this and work to do that, but we are human beings, so we are not here to do that. We are here just to Be!

It is imperative that you give yourself the same grace and compassion you give others. Know that life is not complicated. When we strip down to the bare essentials, we can embrace the fact that all we need is love, and all we are expected to give back in return is Love.

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Charlotte Elizabeth Scott-Terrell, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Charlotte Terrell is a Transformational Life Coach, Speaker, and Author. She has worked as a Clinical Therapist, Trainer and Educator. Charlotte has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a second Master’s degree in Education. Today, she personifies what it means to ascend above adversity while inspiring countless others to do the same. A highly driven woman who was born to break barriers, she proves that when powered by purpose, women are unstoppable. She inspires. She empowers. She unleashes. Extraordinary at walking others through a radical transformation, she is as relentless about her client's success as she is about her own.



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