Every serious organization that wants to survive this period needs to consciously address employee stress and burnout in order to get the best from them. Covid-19 has created a seismic shift in how we work, where we work, and who we engage with.
Work from anywhere is now widely utilized, and necessary. Yet, even with the current flexibility to work at home, workers are still at risk of experiencing stress and burnout. […]
Reflect, rest and reset are the key elements that allow people to take control of their own happiness and performance. This will ultimately reduce stress in our every day lives.
The Third Space: According to Adam Fraser, this is the transitional gap in between what we do. And it showed that it’s not what we do, it’s what we do in between what we do that is most important.
For example, the best sales people used the Third Space between calls to get over the previous call and move into the next one with optimism and enthusiasm. Also, the best leaders used the Third Space between meetings. They use it to compose themselves and get their head space right and intentions clear for the next meeting.
Reflect on the previous space – the last event. Look at what have been achieved, and don’t focus on what has gone wrong. Compliment yourself on the positives from the event or meetings, acknowledge anything you could have improved on, and then move on.
Rest, pause, relax, and take a deep breath. Clear the mind, and catch your breath before the next activity.
Reset to heighten sense of control in preparation for the next space. Re-clarify your intention for the next space and what exact behaviours you need to exhibit to make the intention a reality. For example, when coming home from work, re-establish your intention for the home space and the specific behaviours you want to exhibit once you cross the threshold.