A family member of mine recently described herself as a ‘Plate Spinner’.
Prior to Covid-19, this busy mother of two was working multiple jobs, studying for a degree in her ‘spare time’, juggling regular International travel in-between organising the home, the children’s many and varied extracurricular activities, and all whilst trying to further her career and build a business.
Then all of that stopped…
My best advice when just starting on your plant based journey is to not have unrealistic expectations that you are able to change a lifetime of habits overnight. You would need to have a very strong willpower to instantly transition from a 3 times a day meat consumer into a fully raw vegan!
According to an ABC news report, the toll on mental health from lockdown fatigue and stress are staggering with a very conservative estimate of a 14% increase in suicide rates over the 2020 lockdown period.
Hence this is the time when we must step up and show leadership within our communities. Our social and familial networks are looking for leaders to shine a light on a new pathway in an uncertain post-covid future.
But how do we show leadership after lockdown?
A wonderful nourishing and healing food to try is bone broth.
The main difference between stock and a good broth is the length of time you cook it – the longer you cook the broth, the more minerals and healing amino acids are extracted from the contents.
Nuts may help to lower your cholesterol levels, inflammation within the body, as well as your overall blood sugar. The fibre they contain may even help you to lose weight by reducing what is known as Metabolic Syndrome.
Pro tip: Nuts are best enjoyed raw, not roasted, as heating them to high temperatures can destroy the delicate oils they contain…
Have you ever rushed home late from work, the children are starving, and realised you forgot to defrost any meat from the freezer for dinner? I know I have many times in the past and just resorted to buying takeaway because I was too tired and time poor to do anything else…
Creating a climate conducive to learning is critical within organisations. Are there alternatives to traditional learning environments, and how might an organisation include fun within their education space?
Feeling fear is a natural part of life; you will encounter many situations that make you feel fear. At present many of us are feeling fear, including me. These are unprecedented times. You must know how to overcome these feelings so that they don’t stop you from achieving your goals and reaching your full potential. I want us all to use our feelings of fear as fuel to get to courage.
Coaching in the workplace happens every day, planned or not, and there is ample opportunity during daily interactions between leaders and teams. Being a strong and impactful leader requires identifying and taking advantage of these ‘coachable’ moments to improve your employees’ performance, workplace satisfaction, bottom lines and the company culture as a whole.
1. Go paperless
Transition all company mailing, resources and notices to digital versions where possible. This not only cuts expenses but drastically reduces your carbon footprint.