This strange reality we are living in these days has caused many of us to have what I'm calling The COVID Fog.
If you find yourself asking questions like:
You are infected with The COVID Fog.
It's like March never ended as the days blended into a stay-at-home routine. So let's acknowledge it and name it. Today is officially March 173rd.
Humans have evolved to grow and learn, and it's deflating for us mentally, physically, and emotionally to be uncertain and play the waiting game. We can handle a temporary holding pattern, but when it lasts months and has stress and doubt piled on top of it, our resilience suffers.
Physically, the Quarantine 15 is real, as we face a convenient refrigerator and the closure of our gyms.
Mentally and emotionally, we've been on a roller coaster. People are facing lost jobs, furloughs, increased workloads, a difficult business...
Sometimes that overwhelmed feeling we have is because we feel stuck.
It's not visible to anyone; after all, we are getting a ton of things done.
But inside, we feel as if there is just...MORE to give and have.
I know I can't be the only one out there who feels that!
I mean, I had a great job, with a great boss, and job security like nobody's business. And yet, I leave that and start my own company.
Even I look crazy to myself when I think of it that way.
But I did it and here's why.
I was reading an article today and part of it really resonated. "When we are tired, it is most often a symptom of boredom. When no real challenge faces us, our brains relieve its natural tension and no longer pays attention and exerts effort."
This lack of energy is caused by a lack of challenge. I think it feels like you're stuck.
So if I'm to believe Mr. Robbins (and I do), this invisible feeling of stuckness (not a word as my spell checker is desperately...
Let's face it. We all have that coworker (or boss, or direct report…) that we think of when someone asks "who's the biggest thorn in your side at work?". No one needs daily workplace conflict in their life.
But it doesn't take very long to develop a game plan that sets you on the path to office nirvana.
I like to make things very simple (life is complicated enough, in my opinion!). To execute this four-step plan, you need a pen or a pencil, a piece of paper, an optional adult beverage, and your best brain cell.
And it wouldn't hurt to download the free guide that accompanies this post! Just click here.
Before we can begin to resolve a conflict, we need to think about the cold hard facts of the situation. Grab your paper and jot down all the things you can objectively think of regarding the situation. These are facts only!
Now jot down how those facts made you feel.
For example, what was said is fact. That you thought it...