Building a resilient mindset
Whether you're a candidate or employer, looking after your mental health has never been more important than it is now. DMCG Global Co-Founder Justin McGuire, details his top tips for building a resilient mindset...
The thing that has helped me through the last few months is a resilient mindset.
I had to develop these skills when the collapse in oil prices hit our Dubai business a few years ago. I learnt and we got through it.
Now it's Covid. Thankfully we are in good health, undoubtedly that previous experience helped.
Here are things I do, which I'm happy to share:
Reality is, the situation is never normally as bad as you first think.
No one knows what the future holds, but what I can control is this very moment so I focus on that.
I write down one thing a day that I've achieved. That way if I don’t meet goals that were probably unrealistic, I'm not hard on myself. I can focus on what's achieved.
When I'm stressed, I tend to snap, not doing that anymore made a big difference.
Getting up early and hitting the gym/running has been a saviour, ask my colleagues and they will no doubt tell you about my boring keep fit stories. It sets me up for the day, I love it.
Spend more time with family and friends.
The body needs sleep.
Don't take yourself too seriously and laugh. I do, it's a loud laugh as well.
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