Pivot don’t panic. Just work from home. It all seems so easy, but this pandemic has made nothing easy. There are so many core competencies professionals need to be successful, but this crisis is proving that resiliency may be the most important for all levels of an organization.

Most everyone is struggling to keep their eye on the ball as worries about family, friends, and colleagues are triggering emotions that many have never experienced. It’s okay to feel distracted, unmotivated or overwhelmed, but not at the expense of feeling happy and fulfilled. Now more than ever, emotional intelligence and mindfulness are being coming to the rescue. Follow these simple tips to disrupt your thought process and use self-knowledge to support your ability to cope and stay resilient.

  1. Determine what triggered your current thought process. Which of your needs are not being met? What do you need more of? Less of? How can I take action?
  2. Become self-aware of your negative self-talk and limiting beliefs and switch to empowering thoughts and empowering beliefs
  3. Be specific about what you need and want to accomplish. Ask for help and advocate for yourself because we are all in this together.

Be curious and start an internal dialogue that focuses on motivation and clarity. You can transfer your mental state from dwelling on your inability to act, to determining what actions to take to move forward.