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What can we – and can’t we – control during these difficult times?

What are some things out of your control?

Every so often, life throws something at you that was out of your control.  It can be frustrating to be put into a situation that you were unable to prevent.  During this virus pandemic, we are all faced with unforeseen challenges that could not have been predicted.  How are you handling things so far?  Does the lack of control you have over the situation stress you out?  Are you enjoying some extra time with your family?  I wanted to take some time in the #CJJblog this week to give you some tips on how to focus on the things in our lives we can control.  Enjoy.

  • Your attitude might be the most controllable thing we possess.  How would you describe your mindset today?  Different than it was, say, a month ago?  During tough times like now, it is crucial to have a positive attitude each day.  Always remember that attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?
  • Work hard. Even though we are stuck working from home, you should try and make the most out of the hand we’ve been dealt.  Are you working virtually?  How has your productivity been affected?
  • Work on yourself. Keep developing your mind and focus on personal growth.  Use this extra time at home to develop the groundwork for some good habits.  Do you have a personal growth plan?
  • Focus on health. Be intentional with a personal wellness plan and make sure you aren’t slipping.  Eating better, exercising, and getting enough sleep go a long way to help you stay focused during the day.
  • Prioritize finances. What are your necessities?  This is a perfect example of why it’s so important to have a rainy day fund or some savings in the bank.  Do not sweep your finances under the rug.  How are you making sure you are financially responsible?
  • Have you been meaning to clean your basement since Y2K?  Do you have a bathroom that needs painting?  Take care of these life chores now for mental relief form the COVID-19 stress.
  • Adopt a cause. Do you have a cause that you are supporting?  Helping others during this time can be very rewarding, so try and donate your time, talent, and treasure as much as you can.
  • Check in on others. It’s 2020 and a video chat with a loved one is always just a few clicks away.  Check in on family members to see how they are coping.  Show them you care and appreciate them as often as you can.

Did You Know?  Did you miss the webinar last week on team leadership with Bill Treasurer?  Sign up for Coach’s monthly newsletter and the webinar recording link will be distributed next month.

Life Tip #27:  Go the extra mile consistently; there are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

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