After several months of distress due to the coronavirus pandemic, a return to normal seems to be finally in sight. But before we do that, an assessment of the lessons learned during the pandemic is in order.
What Did You Do Right?
The past months were difficult from many points of view. Chances are that you had to deal with many challenges. Do a list of the things you did right. We are sure that, along with your known strengths, there were many occasions where you surprised even yourself. This means that you experienced personal growth, which is no small feat.
What Would You Do Differently?
Ask yourself the things you would do differently with the benefit of hindsight. Keep in mind though, that the purpose of this exercise is not to beat yourself up, but to identify opportunities for growth. The things you may like to change can be anything from the way you manage your sleep to the way you deal with stress.
The pandemic put us to the test in many areas, so this a chance for improvement in almost every facet of your life.
Record Your Thoughts
Our ideas are so intertwined with who we are that we tend to think of them as fixed and unchanging. The truth is that our perceptions evolve with time. As you ask yourself the questions outlined above, make sure to record your thoughts: write them, or make an audio or video recording with your ideas. This way you will be able to re-visit your thoughts at a later date to rediscover your strengths or to get a sense of your personal evolution.
More Business Tips and Ideas
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- Everything You Need to Know About the SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
- How to be more result-oriented at work
- Using self-compassion to overcome setbacks
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