"The New Normal"
Updated: Mar 11, 2021
To say that we’re going through tough times sounds both like an understatement and a cliché.
Adjusting to this new world can be challenging, but there are some ways to reduce the mental challenges that come with COVID.
Recently I was invited by my incredible colleagues and leaders to participate in a Virtual Pub Quiz. I have to say that was one of the best evenings of my week.
Start by knowing your facts. When you know what’s going on and how you can stay safe, you can take concrete steps towards maintaining your health and the health of your loved ones.
Once you are sure that you’re making the right decisions, you will start feeling at ease.
Set a restriction on your information intake. Burdening your mind with negative, sad, and depressing news can make you feel unnecessarily anxious.
Pick a few hours in the day during which you listen to all the news and updated protocols and then follow them thoroughly.
Remind yourself that it’s okay to feel stressed in the situation.
Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed if you find yourself worrying or feeling low. These are normal body responses to the tough times we’re going through.
Connect with colleagues, friends! Yes, social distancing is important, but thanks to technology, you can have a virtual meetup with all your buddies with Microsoft Teams.
During this "New Normal", we are trying to keep connected. I thought to share with you one of my favorite virtual coffees with Michel Bouman. In this session we spoke about "Working from Home"
"The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz is the book that Michel Bouman recommends.
Reach out to people who you trust and are comfortable with. It’s truly incredible how much a heart-to-heart conversation with a loved one can uplift your mood.
Reconnect with your forgotten hobbies. Think of all the things you wanted to but kept delaying because you were too caught up in life.
Well, now’s the time to pick up from where you left!