How To Navigate Life In A World Gone Mad

Unless you live under a rock

you know our world is going through a massive global shift. There are days when it is not easy to stay calm or courageous, and you may want to hide under a rock. Navigating life in a world that seems chaotic and unpredictable can be challenging, but there are several strategies you can adopt to maintain a sense of balance and find your way. Supporting each other is more important than ever in a world gone mad.

Suggestions to stay calm and carry on:

  1. Cultivate self-awareness: Understand your values, beliefs, and goals. Self-awareness allows you to make decisions aligned with your principles and helps you find stability amidst external chaos.
  2. Focus on what you can control: In any situation, there are factors you can influence and those you cannot. Instead of getting overwhelmed by things beyond your control, focus your energy on the aspects you can change. It’s empowering. 
  3. Practice resilience: Develop resilience to cope with adversity and uncertainty. Build a support system of friends, family, or a community that can provide encouragement and guidance during challenging times. Take care of your physical and mental well-being through regular exercise, healthy eating, and engaging in activities that bring you joy.
  4. Stay informed, but limit exposure: In a world with constant news updates and social media feeds, it’s important to stay informed about what’s happening. However, be mindful of how much time you spend consuming news, as excessive exposure can increase anxiety and stress, just as it is meant to do. Choose reliable sources and allocate specific times for catching up on current events.
  5. Seek perspective and balance: Try to maintain a broader perspective on life. Engage in activities that help you disconnect from the chaos, such as hobbies, creative outlets, or spending time in nature. Cultivate a healthy work-life balance and set boundaries to prevent burnout.
  6. Embrace adaptability: The world constantly changes, and adapting to new circumstances is essential. Embrace flexibility and open-mindedness. Be willing to learn, unlearn, and embrace new opportunities from unexpected situations.
  7. Contribute positively: Focus on making a positive impact in your immediate surroundings. Small acts of kindness, volunteering, or supporting causes you believe in can bring a sense of purpose and fulfillment. By contributing to the well-being of others, you can create a ripple effect of positivity.
  8. Practice gratitude: Cultivate gratitude. Regularly reflecting on what you are grateful for can help shift your perspective and foster a more positive outlook.
  9. Remember that everyone’s journey is unique, and seeking professional help is okay if you’re overwhelmed.

 Navigating through a chaotic world takes time and effort

There is no avoiding the massive changes we are about to face, but with a courageous mindset, we can find our way through.

I leave you with this thoughtful quote…

Most people can look back over the years and identify a time and place at which their lives changed significantly. Whether by accident or design, these are the moments when, because of a readiness within us and a collaboration with events occurring around us, we are forced to seriously reappraise ourselves and the conditions under which we live and to make certain choices that will affect the rest of our lives. – Frederick F. Flack



  1. BJ Welch says

    This newsletter is right on point. This is information and reminders of how important it is to take a real honest inventory of our thoughts regarding current situations happening in the world and around us. it’s will make transitioning into each new situation so much smoother.

    • Debra Oakland says

      TYSM for your thoughtful and wise comment. We are in times of extreme shift – it’s up to each of us to stay strong and carry on with conviction and purpose.

  2. Every month I look forward to your newsletter and as usual, it’s just what I needed. Thank u so much for your wise timely advice.I appreciate it so much! Thanks for doing what u do!

    • Debra Oakland says

      I do what I do from the heart. I appreciate your support greatly Kathy! 🙂