Give a Grad a Go partner with Charlotte Wiseman: Mental fitness 🧠
Part 1: The power of routines
It’s important that we understand that routine is fundamental when we are going through a time of change.
When we have any sense of uncertainty or a change in our circumstances, we are naturally triggered into a stress response. It feels uncomfortable, which is totally normal.
What we know is that when we get put into that space, we start to see the negative.
We are less able to think clearly because we’re more emotional and less able to cope.
Part 2: Goal setting for success
In part 2 Charlotte talks about ‘what is effective goal setting?’ and ‘how do we celebrate success?’.
Most of us are setting too many goals, and this is actually inhibiting our ability to achieve these goals.
When we set too many goals, what happens is we find it harder to focus, harder to prioritise and we also feel less sense of achievement when we actually do things.
Part 3: High quality connections
For part 3, Charlotte talks about high-quality connections at work.
During this time when we are working from home, with social distancing measures in place, we have to continue to maintain social interactions.
This is possible nowadays with all the different video conferencing interfaces we have.
Every day we should be setting ourselves goals to connect with someone else.
Charlotte recommends connecting with someone from work on a professional level and also connecting with someone on a personal level every day.
Part 4: Spheres of control
In this video Charlotte talks about how we manage ‘overthinking’.
When we go through any period of change or transition, it initially feels very uncomfortable and that’s absolutely natural.
This brings our stress response up and it feels like you can’t cope.
But over time, the body adapts and we get to a point where we can maintain performance.
To get to this point, what we need to do is manage our overthinking, the stress and the worry.
The handout shows circles of control and influence and demonstrates how we can manage control in our life.