You can get advice from many sources about how to handle the Covid-19 era, overcome its challenges, and get the best out of the situation.
Here at C3 we also have a few tips. They are all 'tried and tested' – we have taken our own medicine!
This is a particularly good idea if you’re working from home. Call while you’re making coffee or lunch and have a short, informal chat. It strengthens the trust between you, and trust is something we need even more right now.
The brain’s amygdala – also known as the brain’s watchdog – is designed to protect you by putting the body into a state of alert whenever you experience danger. And it's absolutely normal that your amygdala is triggered by the uncertainty of the Covid-19 era.
That means your amygdala is sucking up energy, leaving the rest of your brain with a reduced capacity for getting an overview of things and solving problems. It’s OK to ask for help! Reach out to your coach, your best friend, your mother, your networking buddy or whomever else you use as a sounding board to get help to see new perspectives. It helps a lot to voice your concerns out loud.
Sure, it can sound a little strange that you should WALK to and from your work when you are working from home – but it creates good energy and provides an excellent start and end to the workday to go out and come home again. And the exercise will help you avoid putting on weight during corona times too! :D
New small habits in an uncertain new workday can offer the brain a sense of calm. Morning coffee accompanied by one small chocolate truffle, or whatever works! If your usual habits are no longer possible, try to find some new small habits. (If you eat too much chocolate, see point 3 about exercise. ;))
An oldie but a goodie – and it works! What are three things you are thankful for each day? Write them down on post-its and put them up on your bulletin board, your refrigerator, or the coffee machine. This will help your brain move its focus away from insecurity and worries.
Use your energy on things you really have influence over, and just be 'interested at a distance' in aspects of life that you have no power over. This can be very difficult if you are in a frustrating situation. But practice helps!
Most of us around the world can say that our daily lives have been affected by Covid-19. But how do things look for your global colleague located in China, Mexico, or the USA? There are big differences, and being curious about them can bring you and your colleague closer together.
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