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It’s often very easy to forget that whilst you’re full of admiration or perhaps even secretly envious of those people who seem fearless in the face of challenges, who are awarded promotions, or who are able to confidently present themselves well and seem self assured in both their personal lives, relationships and careers, what you may often see and compare is their shining highlight reel to your backstage clutter. So if you’re comparing two different sides of a coin, what is there to compare and why do we do it?
As a leader or role model, you’re looked up to by your team, company, followers, fan-base and possibly even your family, social, cultural circles and friends as the central dependable and responsible person providing a hub of respectable and reliable answers, advice, logic, calmness, guidance and leadership.
Do you feel you’re either living on a confined space and stepping on each other’s toes 24/7? Perhaps conflict, frustration or feeling claustrophobic has become a daily norm as you all long for the day when you can run beyond the end of your road and mingle with anyone, and I mean anyone, beyond the confines of your home? Or perhaps you feel as though you’re passing ships in the night with partners, friends and family- barely getting time to say hello or good night?
Stress is a daily occurrence and a normal part of our lives. However, more than ever, people are struggling to cope with anxiety, stress and uncertainty as we continue to pull together and battle the ‘invisible enemy’.
Unless you usually work remotely, working from home in a lockdown may at first be met with positivity and eagerness. After all, unless you’re a key worker or you’ve been asked to go into work, you won’t have to face the morning traffic, public transport, the morning and evening rush and you don’t need to be swept away with the rush of life.