Due to the pandemic, training staff has become more difficult. Surveys have shown that people are overworked, tired and too busy to learn. It is also increasingly difficult to maintain interpersonal relations and to keep the rapport on a good level.
Here are five ways to get through difficult times better and easier:
1. Check your target
The best way to stay on track with a problem or challenge is to go back to your goal and remind yourself about what you are aiming for.
A person’s purpose in life is not the same as their goal; goals have a beginning and an end. Our purpose in life is constant. It is our mission, our aim in life, our “why”. For example, my personal life purpose is: “To take people and ventures to the next level of development.” The purpose of an organisation is its vision, which is communicated by leadership. And the job of leaders is to give the organisation a clear and compelling vision and mission. Organisations need to know where they want to go and how to get there. And people who know their purpose in life have a clear conviction to stay the course when the situation gets tough.
2. Be proud of the results the team has achieved
Pride does not mean having a big ego. It is much more about believing in yourself and your abilities. It is about the feeling of joy and satisfaction you get from a job well done. It is also the healthy level of self-esteem you feel when you set high goals for yourself. And yet being aware that things don’t always go the way you expect. But if you believe in yourself, you have the strength to get back up after a failure and keep going forward. In addition, you can help your colleagues develop a better self-esteem by catching them doing something right and praising them for what they have done.
3. Be patient
Due to the pandemic over the last two years, we all know what patience feels like. Patience requires the ability to accept, or at least tolerate, negative and unforeseen aspects of life and work. It is about trusting that your values and beliefs will prevail in the long run – and if your efforts will pay off in the long run if you do your best and do the right thing, even if things are difficult at the moment.
4. Be persistent
Patience and perseverance go hand in hand. Patience can help you get through difficult times, but perseverance is essential if you want to achieve your goal. Perseverance also keeps you focused on your goal, no matter what is happening around you. It’s about believing in yourself, keeping commitments, staying on the course, keeping your eye on the finish line and knowing that things will get better.
5. Regain perspectives again
Having perspective is the most important out of the five principles. It is the ability to see what is really important in a given situation. If you lack perspective, you believe that your problems are much more serious than they really are. On the other hand, people who have a good perspective about life can maintain a healthy balance between what is important and what is not. Gaining perspective can be as simple as taking time each day to evaluate what is going on in your life and work. You can do this after you get up, before you go to sleep or at any other time that suits you.
Some people pray, others meditate, some write their thoughts in a journal, some read inspirational quotes. Others listen to classical music or go for a walk. You can, of course, do a combination of these suggestions. There is such thing as the best way – whatever works best for you to calm your mind and put you in a reflective state, that is what you should resort to in times of doubt. Give yourself the gift of reflecting on your goals, being proud of your achievements, practising patience, perseverance and regaining perspective – focus on that.