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How To Cut Yourself Some Slack

It’s OK to take time out

April 04, 2020 | 2 min. read

Sometimes it feels like we’re on a rollercoaster we can’t get off. Up and down, side to side – the situation is relentless and nauseating. But it’s important to know we can get off, take a break and just be. 

So whenever you feel like you’re hurtling forwards at breakneck speed, remember that it’s OK to feel this way.

Don’t be too hard on yourself
Whether you need to reset your password for the billionth time or your to-do list remains untouched, it’s easy to get wound up and stressed about things – especially now. But rest assured you’re not alone, we’re all trying to figure it out as we go.

Here are some tips to get you started.

Unplug and unwind
Endless virtual meetings, chat messages, an overflowing inbox, everybody checking in more than usual – all of this on top of a growing mountain of uncertainty is a lot to take in. So make sure you totally unplug every day.

Say no
Virtual meetings can be useful, but also draining. Make sure you reserve some energy by avoiding back-to-back calls and meetings. Don’t feel guilty about turning people down sometimes. 

Cut back on the online chit-chat
The online world just got a whole lot more crowded. Sure all these virtual solutions are great, but they can also be quite stressful and confusing. Ever feel like you’re in six conversations at the same time? That’s because you probably are. Avoid having all the channels open and only check in when you’re up for it.

Embrace uncertainty 
Everybody wants to know what’s going on. What will happen next. When this will be over. How they can help. What will change and what will stay the same. The answer is that nobody really knows. So don’t feel bad when you sometimes don’t know either.

Be careful and proud
Feel a bit silly when you keep your distance? Or when you seem to be more careful than others? Don’t, because if there ever was a time to be better safe than sorry, it’s now. Take all the precautions you want. Whatever puts your mind at ease.

Keep it light 
Never forget that the most important person you need to watch out for is you. So if someone is complaining a lot and you find it draining, gently tell them – they probably don’t even realise! And try to steer the conversation towards lighter topics.

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