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Its a marathon not a sprint: Fresh tips for WFH

Updated: Apr 22




We're into our 4th week now of isolation and while we are adjusting to a new way of living, lots of emotions are naturally coming up: such as boredom (I actually cleaned my bike for the first time in 3 years!), restlessness, anxiety, frustration and overwhelm amongst others.


"It's a marathon and not a sprint" I keep hearing these words. People, including myself, looking for the end of this, for it to be over and for us to get back to some form of "normality"


But we are forever changed by this pandemic, the repercussions of this will be felt for years and it's something that we will (hopefully) be telling our children and grandchildren about.


So what do we do, how do we navigate this? How do we remain centered in the midst of an ever changing landscape? What do we do when the boredom sets in and the apathy and the lack of motivation, feeling bad as everyone else seems to be a new fitness expert, writing their first novel, becoming a star baker and a yogi.


First we breathe, we accept this situation as it is and we make peace with it. Only then we can start opening up to better questions.


Rather than "how long with this last" "when can I go back to normal" "when will this end?"


We can ask "this is how it is, what do I need to do to support myself through this today" "what strategies do I need to put in place to help me" "what am I finding most difficult at the moment and how can I ease this?"


To help you today I felt like we need a little freshness and it seemed like right timing this morning to put together a new list of WFH tips. These are a combination of life coaching, mindfulness and other tips I've come across after working in this field for the last 14 years. I've also included tips I've found beneficial myself over the past 3 weeks.


I hope you find it of benefit and please feel free to pass along.


What a unique moment in time we're living in,


Ellen


Access and download the tips here


Other Resources:


Free Monday Morning Mindfulness webinar - 8:30am


3 week Mindfulness and coaching programme to support yourself or your employees through COVID -19



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