This post was done in the context of a joint publication with other colleagues on the 10 tips to navigate your career during a pandemic".
Once you have a fair idea of what gives you purpose, what are your core values and strengths (see all the previous tips mentioned below), you are ready to brainstorm and reflect on how you wish to ‘invest’ your time. ...
Have you ever thought about 'Whose expectations are you carrying'? (...) There is nothing wrong in taking on other people's ideas and suggestions and incorporating them into your expectations, belief system and goals. However, when you 'uncritically inherit the burden' of certain things you should be doing (or not doing), you are giving away your right to determine what makes sense for you; you are sleepwalking through life or blindly following someone else's recipe.
Wondering what you can do at home alone to improve both your mental and physical well-being, during these lockdown times and beyond?
Join me for a low-impact exercise session at home, with Chi Kung/ Qigong exercises that you can do alone, as you find greater mind-body balance and relaxation. No excuses :)
In times of transition such as these, it can be a challenge to clearly (fore)see what exactly about our life plans needs some re-thinking. (...) when faced with uncertainty, life also offers a field of new possibilities for those willing to explore them. (...) join a group of 'pathfinders', and use the Wheel of Life as a compass to help you re-focus into what's most important for you in this new stage of life! Register for the free, online workshops here.
... Zoom fatigue is not inevitable though and there are a few measures you can implement to reduce it. Above all, however, I would like to invite you to use your compassion and kindness when you interact with your friends and colleagues, and not to rush into judgment about their choice to video-call you or not. Don’t measure your relationships by the amount or extent of your online calls. It is hard to go by with less intimacy and real human connection but quality trumps quantity every time.
How can we cope with unwelcome circumstances, the break from our normal routines, being locked at home for days in a row?
Our ability to cope with any event or circumstance which we perceive negatively is what we call resilience. It is a skill and, as such, it can be learned, developed, improved.
My top 5 resilience skills include self-awareness, setting goals, choosing an optimistic mindset, using your strengths, and self-care.
Now ONLINE too! Join us for about an hour of reflection on and tips to achieving your dreams in today’s world. Take note and get ready to get your hands dirty. Find out what are your next steps could be.
Finding happiness and reaching your dreams requires dedication, hard work and doing your ‘homework’. We’ll show you what you need to do. Are you ready?
Dates: Amsterdam, 21 March 2020; Utrecht, April 2020 TBC.