Leadership Support in Coronavirus
Start your day with Calm and Start your day with your Body
(not your head)
Most of our anxiety comes from the information overload, worst case scenarios and uncertainty. Even though the anxiety is valid, we should also take care of our mind by pressing pause on the nervous system every now and then. Creating practices that “gets us into our bodies” are crucial. A Being mode enables an effective Thinking and Doing Mode.
Suggested recipe. This will take a few weeks to get use to. It might look easy, but it goes against our instinctive need to get up and get going as fast as possible. We are in crisis after all. We also know that to Fastrack something in complexity, you need to slow it down. Be kind to yourself but just keep on practicing this recipe. It can become routine sooner than later
Set your alarm for 15 min earlier as usual
Do NOT switch your phone on when you wake up.
Body first, then Thinking space: Follow this 3 min Breathing Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOne1P0TKL8
Create a mindfulness practice / ritual:
Make a cup of coffee / tea / breakfast.
Make that cup. Make that breakfast
Drink that cup. Eat that breakfast
Switch Tech on and do a 10-15 min scan for URGENT messages
Switch Tech off
Get 15-20 min exercise
Get ready for the day. Slowly
Create specific times in the day to Pause and Go slow
Singletasking is key
Do not try and “handle” a day or week.
“Handle” the next action/ meeting / email / conversation. Focus on singletasking.
Lead/ Attend this meeting
Write / Read / Send this email
Attend this Zoom Call
Manage Distractions: Lockdown your Head Space.
Limit Social media to 3 x per day. Read News (Worldometer!) 3 x per day
Send fewer emails (you will receive fewer)
Do not automatically say YES to all “Zoom invitations”. Zoom does not mean Must.
Tea/ Coffee/ Lunch break during the day. Make that cup and eat that snack
3 Min Breathing Practice. Plug in your earphones and sit back. At least once in the day
Dinner / Connect and Bed
Connect beyond work: After work, phone (not WhatsApp) ONE friend/ colleague/family member for 5min chat. How was your day?
Lockdown Dinner: No Coronavirus Conversations at Dinner
15 Min Journal of your day. We are living in extraordinary times. Reflect on your story.
Back to your body for sleep: Before you go to sleep
3 min Breathing Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOne1P0TKL8