Navigating Crisis: Embracing Emotions, Wisdom, and Courage | Susan David

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How to be your best self in times of crisis | Susan David" by TED
TLDR In times of crisis, it is important to acknowledge and embrace difficult emotions, prioritize wisdom and fortitude, connect with others, and find courage within ourselves to take meaningful actions.

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    Recognize the battle in our minds during crisis, understand emotions, find inner resources, acknowledge difficult emotions, and prioritize wisdom, fortitude, and community courage.
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    Instead of avoiding fear, we should find courage within ourselves and embrace difficult emotions with compassion and curiosity, using them as signposts to understand what is important to us and take courageous steps forward in times of crisis.
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    In times of crisis, it's crucial to recognize the power of choice and growth, be intentional and adaptable, prioritize meaningful interactions, and address our emotional needs.
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    Connect with others, manage fear and anxiety, be mindful of social media, reflect on actions, prioritize, contribute, connect, and be compassionate in times of crisis.
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    Owning our emotions and labeling them allows us to respond effectively in times of crisis, reflecting on our values and finding ways to contribute and connect with others brings healing and courage, and helping children develop resilience involves acknowledging their emotions and aligning actions with their desired identity.
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    Supporting children's emotional development, managing our own emotions, eliminating distractions, establishing control, and maintaining routines are key in navigating crises with resilience and grace.
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    Supporting those in crisis is crucial, and we must come together as a community, tap into our hearts, and embrace our potential to navigate the current crisis.
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    Check the full program on Ted.com for the lineup of speakers and feel free to suggest more, stay well and strong, we can do this!

Q&A

  • Why is it important to acknowledge and embrace difficult emotions during a crisis?

    — It is important to acknowledge and embrace difficult emotions during a crisis because it allows us to truly live our lives and find fulfillment.

  • How can we find courage within ourselves during a crisis?

    — We can find courage within ourselves during a crisis by recognizing and managing the cognitive tendency to fill in the blanks with fear and anxiety.

  • What is emotional agility and why is it important during a crisis?

    — Emotional agility is the ability to be fully present with ourselves and navigate our emotions with compassion and curiosity, which is especially important during a crisis.

  • How can we combat loneliness and social isolation during a crisis?

    — We can combat loneliness and social isolation during a crisis by connecting with others and recognizing the importance of meaningful interactions, even if we are physically apart.

  • How can we contribute and be compassionate towards ourselves and others during a crisis?

    — We can contribute and be compassionate towards ourselves and others during a crisis by reflecting on our actions, prioritizing what truly serves us, and finding ways to connect and help others.

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