Michelle Lopes Maldonado is one of the incredibly insightful instructors I have the privilege of learning from as a participant in the Goleman EI Coaching Certification Program. I read her article, Navigate Uncertain Times with Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, and Compassion, and want to share with you her helpful list of daily reminders and resources for connection & well-being.
You are not alone.
If you need help, please reach out. If you are feeling fine, please reach out and check on others – they might not be.
But limit your time listening to the news and statistics. Mindset matters. Protect your mindset by being informed and then place your attention on the things you have control or influence over rather than that which you don’t.
Lean into creativity.
And explore ways to maintain or create a new normal for the work you do in the world. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to create a YouTube channel, an online course or podcast?
Take purposeful pauses to give your mind and body a break from the stress of the day or as a gift to simply replenish and refuel.
Create moments of levity.
And laugh. Watch a funny movie or television show. Read or listen to a funny book. Watch stand-up comedy. We all need a mental break from time to time.
Create a regular, daily routine…
That includes physical exercise, cultivation of emotional well-being (e.g., journaling, meditation, a walk in nature, a video or telephone call with someone, etc.), and a high nutrition diet while you work, learn and play.
Ask yourself these questions daily.
How can I help myself (and others)?
Who can I help?
Who can help me?
And, of course, wash your hands (a lot).
Who would’ve thought in January that a 2020 resolution would include regular hand-washing for 20 seconds!?!
Stay at home, if you can. If you must leave your home, keep proper physical distance and follow protective measures to keep yourself (and others with whom you come in contact) as safe and healthy as possible.
We are in this together. May we all be well.