Keeping mentally healthy in strange times

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Thoughts and tips on looking after our mental wellbeing during strange times.

First of all, I’m not a doctor and not playing one on the internet. Here, I’m just going to share personal thoughts and some stuff that’s helped me so far. None of this is medical advice.

I’m not speaking from a place of authority but one of experience from past isolation moments. What you do with this information is up to you.

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Let’s find our Ikigai 生き甲斐

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Before we begin:

If you’ve read any of my stuff before, particularly my work on Steal These Thoughts!, then you’ll know I have a somewhat obsession with human development and the exploration of meaning.

I’m of the opinion that having meaning in life is more important than happiness. Mainly because happiness is an emotional state, one that is fleeting and cannot be sustained. Whereas meaning is something that drives us, gives us a sense of being and will more likely provide the moments of happiness we seek.

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You are not defined by your parents blueprint

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A quick note before we begin:

This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for sometime, it’s actually been in the works for nearly 8 months.

I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour and exploring why we do the things we do. As a society, mental health issues have been on a scary increase over the last 10-15 years and particularly in my generation, the anointed ‘millennials’.

I’m a believer in the fact that all of us in some way are dealing with the mechanics of a path and way of engaging with the world that we did not choose when we were infants, being most likely thrust upon us by those who raised us. As I’ve grown older, it’s become pretty clear to me that many of us struggle daily, because some of the things we have been taught in the environment from our younger years don’t actually help us live a good life now.

This post is not me telling you what to do, rather it’s a bunch of thoughts and insights that I feel can help you find some understanding in why you operate the way you do, whether that’s in how you think, feel or behave. It’s ultimately about recognising that you have a choice in everything in life and we have the power to change anything.

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Be like Batman: Keep evolving and diversifying your skills

This is a tongue in cheek post but one that has an important message on having a varied skill set that continues to evolve and contribute to your overall talent stack.

Many say that skills in the workplace is the biggest economy nowadays and it’s hard to disagree. The skills you possess make you more attractive to employers, allow you to execute on the work you do and pay for your lifestyle.

Yes, you heard that right, the better quality and diversity of your skills, the more dollars are dropping in your bank account.

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Making the most of Microsoft Teams: A playbook for L&D teams

I’ve been lucky enough to use a number of pretty cool collaboration tools in my career so far. 

Microsoft Teams along with Slack have been at the top of my most used pile. Specifically, I’ve been working with these tools to enable and support my work in workplace learning.

As we’ve pivoted to a remote working model globally for the interim, I thought I’d share some tips, tricks and resources that will help any learning team (and really any person working remotely) make the most of Microsoft Teams.

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