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Opportunities to Seize During These Difficult Times
The gist: When the world is in turmoil, opportunities for a better future are all around. To seize them, you must control your anxiety. If you're thinking, "The last thing I need right now is another article explaining the coronavirus" then I have good news for you.

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Working remotely during a pandemic

While having to stay and, if possible, work from home, might be one significant challenge for employers, employees can actually see this situation as quite satisfactory. That is to say, when doing ...

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Work on your emotions during the self-isolation period

Most of are currently facing the reality of working from home. While some sociable individuals might perceive this as unbearable, the introverts most certainly enjoy it. This can actually be the pr...

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Look on the bright side while fighting a pandemic

Staying positive proves useful almost always. So how about looking at the good things that this pandemic has brought us? Next time you go online, you might want to consider booking your upcoming ho...

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Get some more money during the current pandemic

While handling this home- staying situation, you might find it useful to try increasing your income by working in the delivery industry. There are many companies that are searching for people to de...

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Invest in yourself while in self-isolation

While isolated at home, you should definitely try investing in the one person who will always be around: yourself. For instance, you could start investing in a retirement account, in order to fee...

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Know your worth

WIth all the bad news going so fast viral nowadays, it is kind of easy to start feeling scared when thinking about the future. However, controlling your reactions can prove essential in such situat...

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In the face of uncertainty, it is natural to hold on to the status quo and stick to as-normal-as-possible routines and tasks. This can work when the context is predictable, and the goal is clearly defined.

However, during periods of volatility and stress, a taskmaster mode could be a mistake. The individual can feel pressured or obligated, which will make them negative. It is more important to prioritize your team's needs and create an environment of trust and support. It will unleash positive emotions, and the person is likely to feel more confident, hopeful, and willing to consider new ideas.

How to coach with compassion

We can follow six steps to help others, using the acronym “REACH”:

  • Resonance. Check in with each person without discussing a list of tasks. The goal is to create a supportive and positive relationship.
  • Empathy. Shift your concern from wanting to be understood to understanding others.
  • Awareness. Be aware of your mindset and emotions. Emotions are contagious.
  • Compassion. Try to focus on the needs of others and encourage caring and warmth to help another person in their development.
  • Hope. Spreading positive emotions will uplift others when you help them to picture a brighter and better future.
  • Humor. Stress shuts us down to new ideas and experiences. By keeping things light, you remind others to keep smiling. In turn, it will reduce stress and increase satisfaction, productivity, and performance.

The Illusion Of Control

We need to let go of the obsessive tracking of news and unnecessary hoarding of stuff, as these only offer an illusion of control, taking away our peace. 

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Aware Of The Now

Being in the now, and not letting your mind wander, will ensure we are living life to the fullest, in the present moment. If we keep our minds engrossed in imaginary future scenarios, we would not be able to pay full attention to the needs of the present moment.

Be here now, and feel the sensation of being alive and breathing, ready for what life has for you.

Accept Reality

Instead of being at war with reality, accept the facts, as your resistance is only providing you with more worry, anxiety, and fear, instead of clarity.

Self-isolation and parenting

Parenting while practicing self-isolation is not about doing everything a hundred percent all the time. It's about doing as much as you possibly can.

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It's really, really hard

It's hard to work from home and parent. Working from home full time during regular workday hours, care for your children, and sprinkle in a mix of homeschooling, is essentially asking parents to do multiple full-time jobs simultaneously.

  • Many parents relax screen time rules for now.
  • Get on a schedule if you find it helpful, or refuse to feel guilty for lack of a schedule.
  • Set up many FaceTime and Zoom dates with your friends and your kid's friends, and grandparents.
  • Understanding the situation of working-from-home-parents will go a long way by not holding their diminished productivity against them.
  • If you're a manager, there's no harm in announcing at the beginning of your conference call that it's OK if there are little voices from time to time.

Explaining the unsure future to children.

  • It is best to be honest when you have to talk about when a child will be going back to school or reschedule their birthday party when you don't know yourself.
  • You can say that some scientists think it would be a few months, but you don't really know yet. Then ask them how they feel about that and if they have questions. See what information you can find together.

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