How do we stay grounded in an ever-changing world?


Right now, change seems to be the only constant. We’re living in unprecedented times – too much is changing, and way too fast. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, and not knowing is scary.

In order to survive in a constantly changing world, we need to be adaptable.  That means being willing to try new things.

If we adjust the way we respond to shifts happening around us, we are able to extend our peripheral vision of life. This allows you to see out of the corner of your eye. A glimpse into things you normally would not see.

  • When we try, we might just get the desired outcomes – or we’ll take a L and learn a life lesson. I am reminded of a saying by Joseph Campbell. He said: ‘The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.’
  • When we are resilient we quickly recover from setbacks and difficulties. This is because we draw from our inner strength and persevere. Having self-belief goes a long way in motivating positive outcomes even though situations right now may seem dire.
  • By cultivating a mindset of non-attachment we are able to let go of the past and the future. It helps when you slow your pace and continually affirm yourself. Know that you are enough and remind yourself of the times when you succeeded in a task.

This fosters confidence and allows you to stay grounded when the ground is shifting beneath you.

While we’re taking extra precautions to keep safe; taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking your daily vitamin C.

*These are the opinions of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vannie Kaap News.


  1. Excellent article I particularly like this emotive line:

    “This fosters confidence and allows you to stay grounded when the ground is shifting beneath you.”

    Ever felt the ground shifting and we’re like surfing on it? Every second of late. Change is good as long as it does not make the rich richer and comprises the rest of Mankind. We need to take mainstream media with a pinch of salt and investigate the truth for ourselves or we will all go crazy. Mental strength is paramount now. Delve deep into the inequity of the media, before passing on the rhetoric to others. You know mos how the storyline changes from one person to another…… ? We need clear minds, clear thoughts and a researchers approach before being sucked into believing mainstream media, of Tannie se rendition van die storie. That will make you mentally unstable! lol


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