Healthy Mindset – Day 1

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Wascana Park, Regina, SK

Adaptability.

It’s a skill that most of us can now add to our résumés! We’ve all had to find ways to adapt to the world around us that is changing every day. There is new information to absorb and put into practice; changes and rules that affect how we live our lives; and in some cases, new ways of working. Now is a good time to stop, take a deep breath, and take stock of how you adapted this week. If you’ve been scared, anxious, and worried, you are not alone. This is an unprecedented event and we are all figuring out how we go forward from here. With so many unknowns, it’s important to continue the parts of our normal routines that we enjoy (like eating well and going for walks – you can still go outside, but practice strict physical distancing!) because that’s important for keeping a healthy mindset. That’s the key to getting through uncertain times.

With less and less outside distractions, this is an opportune time to start a creative project. This will also help contribute to a healthy mindset. With that in mind, my goal is to start posting more regularly so I can focus on something other than things happening around me I can’t control. It’s been a couple of years since I posted here regularly (I have so many photos I haven’t shared!). My second goal is to get back into the habit of writing regularly. Maybe you have a similar goal? I’m figuring this out as I go, but my third goal is to offer a daily routine that encourages a healthy mindset and creativity. The posts will always either contain a question (or writing prompt) that you can journal about or an idea for a creative activity.

(Did you catch on that goal setting is also part of a healthy mindset?!)

I’m certified in Emotional Intelligence which means I have knowledge about adaptability, resiliency, leadership, coping with change, and managing stress. All the things we’re experiencing right now! I’m also a certified coach. My regular practice focuses on coaching around work. However, if you want to share your thoughts on one of the writing or creative exercises or share how you are feeling in the comment section, you are invited to so. Perhaps others will join in, too. I can help guide a group conversation through the comment section. My business website is just about ready to go live, but my blog will continue to be about promoting a healthy, creative mindset.

I’ll post mid-morning, each day (for reference, I live in Saskatchewan, Canada).

Today’s writing prompt…

Write about what you experienced this week at work and at home. What happened? How did you adapt? What did you do well? What could you do better this week? What are you looking forward to this week? (For example, maybe you’re working from home so you don’t have a commute or you bought ingredients to cook something you don’t normally have time for).

That’s all for today, take care,

Kim

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