Oh No Omicron: Three Mindset Hacks to Help You Cope and Lead Through It

Source: US News.
It was a thrill last week for me to meet up in person for the first time in many decades with my cousin Marsha Hendler, who was in NYC to receive her accolades as one of Mika Brzezinski’s Forbes 50 over 50.
Elliott Forrest weighs in on the Omnicron’s impact on show business.
Drew Dixon’s response parallels what many of us are feeling.
  1. The long term mindset: Focus not on a single pandemic, though COVID is the current disruption. The real challenge is about how we interpret and lead through disruption without losing focus on our highest intentions, our deepest purpose. What can you learn from previous such situations? What’s different about this one? What will you look back five years from now and wish you had understood about this time?
  2. The midterm mindset: Where are the opportunities in the midst of this disruption? Apply this question not just to money making or advancing in your career, but also to your relationship building and personal development. Clarify who means the most to you and stay in touch with them even if only virtually. Find pleasure in having kids at home, even with the mess and interruptions. Every turbulence opens up new resources that weren’t available or noticed before. Every constraint forces creativity. How can you lead through ambiguity? What opportunities are there for you that you haven’t yet taken advantage yet? Personally I’m on a mission to find 50 women who will contribute $1000 each by the year’s end to help Take The Lead help more women whose careers have been disrupted to recalibrate or rethink their futures. Perhaps the money we aren’t spending on clothes and travel can be redirected toward helping others in this tangible way.
  3. The short term mindset: How do you take care of yourself mentally and physically in these times so that you can stay healthy? How do you maximize the value of your midterm and long range mindsets to get the most out of today? Exercise daily. Walk and talk outside with friends or family members. Don’t hang out with people who refuse to get vaccinated or practice other sound public health measures. (Yes, I said it and I don’t care if it makes you mad.) Read something uplifting or instructive every day. Be grateful. Express love. Help someone and ask for help when you need it. Meditate, journal, pray — whatever is your preferred way to stay in touch with your deepest purpose. The best antidote to mental exhaustion is action. Breathe. Celebrate even the smallest victories. Share your Power to Change story so we can celebrate with you.

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