Last year was supposed to be the year of #20plenty.
This year, let it be the year of #20won
Let this year be the year where we win the war against::
Many people thought once we got through December and into the new year, things would return to normal and we could put COVID and an awful year behind us.
But…..over the past few weeks many parts of the world have gone back into lock down or had restrictions imposed on them again with the second wave of infections.
As we continue with the need to social distance and work from home, it will be necessary for us to continue to take care of our own and our employee’s well-being in order to function and remain productive.
Coping skills and tools that worked last year will perhaps not be as effective this year as reality sinks in and we experience more of the same conditions going forward.
3 key skills that you should look to develop going forward are:
Why are these skills so critical?
They empower us to manage our mental health, our motivation and energy levels, the ability to cope, adapt and be creative and productive.
On a personal level:
From an employee level
So what should you do to get back into the ‘rhythm’?
How do you find the motivation and remain enthusiastic during such a time?
Don’t be hard on yourself on your journey
As we’ve come to realise over the past few months, change is the only constant, and the more we become comfortable operating in an ever-changing environment, the better off our well-being and the happier we can be.
If you would like to develop these skills for yourself consider joining the Mancave and Womenology self-leadership programs starting on 19 Jan or please get in touch for team development options.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or not able to cope, please encourage them to reach out for help, either to your employee wellness service provider or to the national support services such as LifeLine and SADAG.
A version of this article also appeared in BizCatalyst360 here and Modern Athlete #LiveWell section here.
Paula Quinsee: Relationship Expert and passionate advocate for creating healthy relationships at home, in the workplace, and against GBV, to co-create a more human connected world and positively impact people’s lives. Paula is also an international speaker and author of Embracing Conflict and Embracing No.