The COVID 19 pandemic has been one rough ride. Let’s make sure we are extracting all the knowledge, all the learnings we can from it – especially since it’s been so painful to gain them.
Is it enough to remove the stressor from our lives to be done with stress?
Weirdly, the answer is NO.
The work we do on ourselves and with ourselves is extremely important. But how can we bring that mindfulness, that empathy, that deep listening, and thoughtfulness to work? Here is one suggestion for you.
But embracing our weird selves, our strange and unique ways to rest and play is so important. In fact, its importance has been validated by real scientific research!
Changing your language itself is not a substitute for taking the action you want to take. But it’s a powerful tool to use.
If you are feeling a bit – or a lot! – disconnected, please keep reading.
Because I wanted to share two quick tips with you.
There are tiny ways in which we give up our power. It’s truly surprising how it happens. And we have to start with our language.
A lack of compassion towards ourselves is no joke. It’s not a pleasant way to live. Constant negative self-regulation, playing small, and seeing anything that didn’t go “how it was supposed to go” as a failure serves no purpose. It’s not shameful to do it but we definitely don’t need to tolerate it.