Updated: May 21
Resetting has been a central theme for many of us.
It's not uncommon to feel a bit out of sorts as we adjust to life after lockdowns. You might be juggling working from home, getting back into the office, school drop offs, family obligations, and social commitments. So if you're feeling frazzled and like you could use a reset, this post is for you.
Things to help you reset:
1) Showing gratitude - The science shows that practicing gratitude daily can positively change the way we approach life's ups and downs. I am grateful to the fantastic team at Simply Coaching, who show up consistently to deliver excellent work for our clients. Thank you!
2) Space and time to have an honest conversation with yourself. Over recent months, many coaching clients have reflected on the value of dedicated space and time to think. Naming the things that buzz around in your head is a useful first step to resetting - even when - perhaps, especially when - action needs to come later.
3) Balancing focus on self and focus on others. Self-care, good rest, good nutrition, and exercise are vital to resetting. However, so is a focus on others, being kind to other people, helping if you can - keeping grounded, staying humble, and having perspective is a pretty great middle ground to aim for in our book.
It is far more important that one's life should be perceived than that it should be transformed, for no sooner has it been perceived than it transforms itself of its own accord. — Maurice Maeterlinck
We have repurposed our flagship course Transforming Conversations for HR profeshs, change managers, community organisers, designers, project managers, consultants and literally anyone who needs to have more effective conversations at work. We start 1st June - register for more info.
Interested in learning how to coach groups - action learning might be the answer for you. Find out more.
Feeling burnt out? - this article on burn out and the relationship to self care by Dr. Justin D Henderson has some refreshing perspectives. Let us know your feedback on the usual socials.
We are also reading Brene Brown's new book Atlas of the Heart - look out for a review to follow soon.
Absolutely impressed with how much I got from Transforming Conversations - the concepts and models have become so clear and implementable, it feels like I got lifelong skills that I can never forget and always improve on, like I was given the tools and parts that I now know how to put together. - Product Designer and Design Coach, London