When my husband and I first met, he used to joke that he was my “No 1 fan”. He buoyed me up with words of encouragement and celebrated what went well for me. He even came and cheered me on at a tennis match.
Are you suffering from the Covid-19 phenomenon of Zoom fatigue? That feeling of, “not another Zoom meeting/quiz/virtual drinks (delete as appropriate)”.
Last weekend, I was on a creativity course with speaker and coach, Michael Neill. One of the exercises was in pairs and involved one person talking for 10 minutes about something they wanted to create in their life and work whilst the other listened.
This Tuesday, I hosted the first of 4 weekly conversations about how to rise above lockdown. One of the challenges that emerged was how to make the most of our time over the coming weeks, and possibly months.
How are you bearing up in these incredibly challenging times? I’m feeling a bit like we’re in a real-life disaster movie, a bad dream that turns out to be reality when you wake up.
As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, it’s become difficult to distinguish between fact and fear – what is the actual situation and what people are making it out to be.
I find it really difficult to switch off from work. The fact I work from home alot doesn’t help because it’s not easy to remove myself from my work environment, but the main reason is that I think – and worry – about work when I’m not working.
I know I’m not alone in having a bumpy start to the year. I’ve been poorly on several fronts in January, culminating in The Ubiquitous Cold, and am just starting to feel better again.
It’s late. You’re exhausted. You’ve had a long day, you had a broken night and it’s only Monday.
Lately, I’ve been dealing with a severe case of Perfectionism. As I’ve been launching a new coaching programme and webinar, ironically about reclaiming your confidence, Perfectionism has been “making” me spend inordinate amounts of time head down at my desk making sure I have “everything” in place and that “everything” is “right” before I even think about putting anything Out There.