So the relief of saying farewell to 2020 wasn’t replaced by the hope of a new year but by the extension of lockdown measures across the nation creating another twist in the mental health roller coaster for us all.
As leaders and owners this is often amplified by the additional and unrelenting responsibilities we carry. It is important that we have effective countermeasures in place. I have noticed my own mental state change from gentle acceptance of the first lockdown (helpful and affirming) to resentment and fatigue at the second (dangerous and fatiguing).
Over recent days the words and the sentiment of ‘The Serenity Prayer’ kept coming into my head, which I have found so helpful that I now have it on the wall in front of me to look at every day.
I have reprinted it here and hope that you too can find wisdom in it.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Doing good by doing well.
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The number one job for most business leaders is surviving the current crisis. I am going to run a short workshop on the 18th January at 6.00 p.m. to discuss the top 4 things you need to do to survive and get through to the other side. Details can be found here.