Life Is Like Riding A Bicycle. To Keep Your Balance, You Must Keep Moving.March 19, 2020 | Posted by Amanda Ervin in Attitude Energy Appearance, Sales Motivation
Quote by Albert Einstein
In what seems like the blink of an eye, our lives have all been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are probably a bit disoriented, particularly when it comes to managing our day-to-day schedules—which may now involve working in a setting to which we aren’t accustomed. To combat the stress and uncertainty we may be feeling, it’s important to emphasize ways we can keep our spirits high:
- Start with a perspective that this is only temporary. When our daily routines have been upended, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like we are drowning in a sea of confusion. What is happening? What should I do to keep a sense of normalcy? When things spin out of our control, one of the best things to do is remind ourselves that nothing lasts forever. Stay focused on what you can control and remember that this, too, shall pass.
- Talk openly. Even though you may all be working from different places, don’t cease communication with your colleagues! You are all experiencing the same situation; having a group of people with whom you can talk through what you are feeling can be a powerful mechanism for dealing with stress. Whether it is frustration resulting from your new work situation or personal concerns related to the pandemic, don’t sweep it under the rug! Instead, talk through it openly and honestly via phone call, web conferencing sessions or even chat tools. Carew’s LAER: The Bonding Process® is a great tool to use with your teammates as you talk through your concerns, frustrations and worries together.
- Create a sense of community. When tough times leave us feeling unsure and uncertain, a sense of community can be the powerful force we need to maintain hope despite what feels like constant disruption. Particularly as it relates to our work lives, we may be feeling disconnected and lost in our daily responsibilities without our team nearby. How are we supposed to maintain a sense of community when we are physically distanced from co-workers? One way to combat the isolation you may be feeling is to ensure you have regular, scheduled web calls or meetings with your team. Perhaps even schedule time for virtual team-building exercises or fun “ice-breakers” to help keep a collaborative team spirit alive despite the physical distance.
- Exercise regularly. At no time can exercise be more beneficial than during times of increased stress–not only for physical health, but for mental health. Go outside for a jog, take your dog for a walk, or find a yoga workout online that you can practice in your living room. Physical activity not only keeps your body healthy but soothes your mind and boosts your mood.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the uncertainty and stress of your new work situation, or life in general, follow these tips to remain positive and strong. We are all in this together, and we can get through it!
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