Did you anticipate the massive impact of the corona virus on the world? Suddenly nothing was normal. It has been a stressful time for everyone. Were you thinking “How could this be happening? This was not on my bucket list.”
People who planned their days by commute to an office, lunch breaks, daycare for children, school for children, and errands on the way home now have children at home and a spouse underfoot all day long. Plus, a pet who demands attention and chores needing to be done, pandemic or no pandemic.
When the paradigm shifts everyone goes back to zero. It is new territory for everyone. Some lives were minimally impacted, and others do not recognize their former life. This puts the cortisol hormone (stress) level at an all-time high. We are on guard for the next danger, no saber tooth tigers but equally threatening events.
The cost is enormous, not only to businesses but to individuals. Stress eating, binge drinking, no exercise, lack of contact with others, loss of income and the list goes on.
The list of nine things is not in order of importance. While each one is simple it is also powerful. Practiced consistently over time, you will land in a different place and celebrating who you have become under the most trying circumstances. These nine productivity hacks have universal application to take with you into the post pandemic world. Resilience has no expiration date. Which one resonates with you?
© 2021 Ann Elliott