Virtual Connection and Recognition (Because we NEED It!)
So you’re sick of virtual right?
Does virtual have you feeling more disconnected than ever? Craving hugs, visits, conferences, in-person meetings (did you EVER think you’d crave a stuffy conference room again?) Are you even starting to dream of that old smelly family cottage, that funny “gym smell”, or even the family reunion where everyone always gets food a little sick from potatoes salad being left in the sun?
I get it. Me too.
Yet, we have to keep making good choices as goodness knows, our healthcare folks can’t take much more strain on the system. (And this isn’t just an opinion…this is from the mouths of the thousands of nurses, respiratory therapists, and other frontline healthcare providers I’ve had the honour of speaking for and with over the last month.)
So if we’re staying distanced and connecting mostly virtually, I thought I’d do a recap of a bunch of tips, tools and strategies we’ve shared over the last year that might be worth another look at. Hopefully, there is something here that will help to sustain you through this protracted period of digital isolation, disconnection, and rituals hiatus. We have provided the LinkedIn post so it’s easy to share for others that you think would benefit from these insights.
3 Ways to Recognize and Motivate in Uncertain Times – Learn how to leverage the exponential power of recognition, especially during prolonged times of stress and strain.
Finding Meaning and Contribution During COVID – Find your meaning and what you can do to help others get through COVID.
3 Hacks to Get Motivated in Uncertain Times – Look at this as an opportunity to revisit what’s working, what’s worked in the past, and make shifts to fix a few things.
Can the Glass be Both…Half Full and Half Empty? – Is it that the glass half full or glass half empty? Could it be that the glass half full and half-empty?
3 Ways to Start and Sustain a Thank You Card Habit – Make recognition obvious by pairing it with something you already do.
Shifting to Create Recognition Through COVID and Beyond – Learn to keep your best relationships intact, starting today, it’s time to rebuild the relationship. How?
How to Teach Kids the Thank You Habit – How many of you have wondered “how can we encourage more appreciation and less disruptive behaviours in our schools and colleges?” Well, encouraging appreciation practices with our kids is one of those ways.
Let’s also look into the future and bring some of this intention forward. Here are a few more ideas.
Thank Our Healthcare Providers During COVID-19 & Long After It’s Over – Want to know who you should thank throughout COVID? Here’s a “starter” list of whom to appreciate. Will you keep adding to the list?
The Essential Services Post-COVID Recognition Challenge – When we are on the other side of this, how can you express your gratitude?
I hope that you find these articles and tips helpful. Please pass this on to anyone you feel could use a little help creating more connection during this virtual time.
PS. If your organization missed the Nurses Week Resiliency ReBoot but you don’t want to miss out on the recordings of our 4 keynotes, celebration, and all of the ebooks, apps and courses we have for you and your WHOLE organization, contact us today. It’s NEVER to celebrate our healthcare professionals.