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Leveraging Lockdown Part 2: Steadying the Ship through Connection to Self

Read this if:

  • You want to understand your current levels of resilience in the key areas that relate to self;

  • You want to find out how to significantly build your personal Fortitude.

If you don’t want to do these things at at the moment, then perhaps don’t continue. You can always come back when you are ready. OK, great, you want to know more about how to build your Fortitude and 'steady the ship'. Let’s get right on with it then!


The world is in constant change, this we knew already, but what we weren’t expecting is that the change was going to affect us all in such a significant and real way. Everything seems to have shifted on such a massive scale that we must find stability and reassurance in something that is unlikely to settle down any time soon. SELF There is pretty much only one constant in life and it is that you are going to be with you for quite a while! Wherever you go, whatever you do, whatever circumstances you are in, you take yourself with you. If you are in a personal tangle all the time it WILL lead to misery and in a time when control of the things we love the most has been largely taken away from us, SELF is a constant that we will always be able to use to our advantage (until such time we fully lose our minds, which is something for another post). The journey to self is another that has been documented over thousands of years, but this post isn’t suggesting you all take a grandiose self-discovery pilgrimage, not least because we can’t leave our houses at the moment. No, this post is about how to achieve certain aspects of self-reliance that are needed more now than ever. The BIG HOW

No fluff, I’m just going to get right on with it. Having something to write on and with would be really helpful now too – you have some questions to answer! There are four areas that are essential to understanding and improving your current resilience and fortitude:

1. Your identity