Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is The Way, is the perfect read for anyone going through a huge change like creating the world of hybrid work. Things will go wrong as you and your team figure out how to return to the office, to travel, to events. Your nervous system may go a bit crazy, which messes with your ability to make good decisions.
Here’s Ryan on panic/anger/fear: “Does getting upset provide you with more options? Subconsciously, we should constantly be asking ourselves this question: Do I need to freak out about this?” “Panic has to be trained out. And it does not go easily. Just say: No thank you, I can’t afford to panic.”
Panic does NOT help you through a crisis. Graceful calm, on the other hand, gives you lots of options.
Saying to yourself, over and over again, “Calm down! Calm down” doesn’t actually calm you down. You must use your body to calm your body. Breathe. Move. Take a walk outside. Add a daily meditation practice to store up the ability to detach.
When you can properly take care of your body’s reactions to a crisis you’ll regain the power of your mind.
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