I decided to make this list thanks to an intense couple of weeks. It’s been fabulous learning simply because I’ve realized more and more that as we grow change around us is triggered thanks to circumstances beyond our control. That’s not to say nothing is within our circle of influence, but that there is a high probability that we experience repercussions to actions made above us in hierarchy.
Just because we don’t control it doesn’t take away the fact that the period is bound to be difficult. And here are 3 things that have helped me a great deal –
1. Routine. Routine has been a life saver and by this, I mean routine beyond work. Examples of daily routine activities are exercise, book reading, blogging etc that recharge us mentally. Just keep non-work routine going has been a boon as it greatly helps steady the mental ship and remind it that there IS life beyond work.
2. Keeping emotional connection with loved ones. Even if you are stuck in timbuctoo, there is a high probability that there will be an internet connection (albeit a slow one) and that’s a great start – email close ones, tell them you love them, give them an e-hug etc. Or simply speak to someone who generally brightens up your day! Again, helps remind us why we are going through difficulties – so we can have more quality time with loved ones.
3. A GREAT sense of humor and an even better attitude. Attitude is king – and that’s a fact. After a rough day yesterday, I’d written to a loved one yesterday night and today when I did speak to the person, we both were in splits recalling yesterday and in general about the situation. All of a sudden, the ‘tough’/‘rough’ situation had just become a BIG joke. The quote that inspired me here was – ‘Don’t forget to laugh at yourself, who knows, you may be missing out on the joke of the century.’ And I was.
As Timon says, ‘…the way I see it. You can run from it, or learn from it’.
Well, I say, you can also blog about it and share your experiences with others. And that’s what I chose to do.