Nobody could have predicted something of this magnitude was
coming. But this is where we stand today. The question really comes down to how
we will choose to spend this time of mass quarantines and economic contraction.
Here are some cool ideas on how you can make the most out of this situation! This will be a game of overcoming disruption, fear, and circumstances that are just out of your control.
We’re ready if you are, so let’s jump in!
If you just look at the headlines you will really start to think the world is coming to an end. We recommend that you do your best to limit how much media you are consuming less than 30 minutes a day. This dosage will allow you to stay informed while protecting you from distraction.
If you absolutely cannot resist checking in more often, try to keep a little bit of perspective around what you learn. There are a lot of things going in the right direction too, and plenty of room for hope!
Here are some sources that are offering GOOD news:
Plan your Work, Work Your Plan
This is something that you should have been doing anyway, but during times like these, it is a great skill to master! Mapping out the direction you would like to take your life in is one of the few things that you actually do have control over. Take notice that there are two parts to this, planning it and working it.
This presents you with a great opportunity to practice planning exactly what you want to accomplish in a day and getting it done! Consistency of planning and execution is part of the recipe for success no matter what the circumstances.
Physical activity is proven to also improve mental and emotional well-being. You will also experience a boost in confidence and energy. Times like these can make you feel overwhelmed, out of control, scared.
Keep your mind and body busy and you will be able to channel that fear into something positive. Take breaks during work time to stretch, do a few push-ups, meditate, take a walk or even call an old friend for a few minutes. These activities will help prevent burnout…
There is a fine line between optimism and delusion! Finding the right balance is key. Even in the face of something as disruptive as this, you have to see opportunity and hope for better days to come. Positivity can affect your productivity in many ways. For example, if you are hopeful, optimistic, and positive about the future, you will work with the intention to capitalize on whatever situation is presented to you.
On the other side, if you see this situation as the end, the
“straw that breaks the camel’s back” so they say, then chances are, you will
not be very motivated to keep pushing forward. You can control your reaction to
the obstacles that you are presented with!
During this time, we invite you to reconnect with your family, friends, and even clients, making sure they are all okay. Reconnect with yourselves!
Stay safe, stay productive, stay healthy, and of course stay COOL!