After almost 12 weeks of confinement, in Switzerland and France, children are returning to school, while many of you return or will soon return to an office routine. So, before you race full speed into the spiral of your old work life balance, it is time to reflect how did the confinement impact your resilience.

In my two previous articles With COVID-19…Why Isn’t Social Distancing Enough? 10 Tips and Tricks to Survive, and  #COVID19 #Resilience: 10 tips to Boost the Essential Emotional Intelligence (EI) Skill You Need, I offered 20 effective tips and tricks to guide you into your self-discovery journey...

Après près de 12 semaines de confinement, en Suisse et en France, les enfants retournent à l’école, alors que beaucoup d’entre vous retournent ou retourneront bientôt à une routine de bureau. Ainsi, avant de foncer à toute vitesse dans la spirale de votre ancien équilibre de vie, il est temps de réfléchir quel impact le confinement a-t-il eu sur votre résilience....

En Suisse, à notre troisième semaine de confinement, nous avons traversé une montagne russe d’émotions, de remaniements logistiques, de stresses, de défis de gestion du temps et de nombreuses autres situations afin de faire face à l’un des périls les plus radicaux auxquels nous sommes confrontés de notre existence. 

En effet, en période de COVID19, vous faites face à des changements dans votre vie quotidienne. Ces cruciaux moments d’incertitude engendrent du stress et de l’anxiété, et ainsi finissent par vous enfoncer dans un déséquilibre cognitif et émotionnel.

LE DÉCLENCHEUR : #CHANGEMENT

Selon le nivea...

As we are in our third week of confinement in Switzerland, we went through a rollercoaster of emotions, logistical reshuffling, stress, time management challenges and many more situations in order to deal with one of the most radical challenges we are facing in our lifetime. 

Indeed, in times of COVID19, you are dealing with changes in your day to day life. Such crucial times of uncertainty create stress and anxiety, and eventually puts you off balance.

THE TRIGGER: #CHANGE

Depending on the resilience skills you have, any change within your direct and indirect environment triggers and impacts your balance...

Avec la propagation du virus COVID-19, les scientifiques recommandent la distanciation sociale... mais est-elle suffisante pour véritablement préserver votre santé mentale ?

Soyons réalistes, en Suisse, alors que nous avons 8 semaines de quarantaine, des millions de personnes agissent curieusement... alors restons zen !

Selon qui notre bagage émotionnel et rationnel, nous prenons tous cette situation de manière différente, cela dépend des jours, de notre afflux de communication, de nos interactions, de l’actualité... et parfois de fausses nouvelles .... Nos jours sont en effet plus stressants, de par les...

Are happy people more resilient? Are resilient people happier? Scientists, psychologists and philosophers are still debating on the correlation between happiness and resilience.

To what extent are they dependent and interdependent? 

Based on my personal life and professional experiences, on my clients’ testimonies, as well as on research; my personal definition of resilience is the: “capability to bounce back, by using one’s resources and learning, as well as growing from one’s experiences.”

Since birth, infants have had a capacity to withhold distressful moments. Throughout the childhood years, the insti...

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well lived”. Her statement triggers self-reflection on your journey to happiness, to reach “a life well lived” aka your own work life harmony. The happiness definition we identify with is a scientific one as the “science of subjective wellbeing”. Research conducted at the University of California by Sonja Lyubomirsky reveals that sustainable happiness is determined 10% by your environment and circumstances, 50% by your genes, and 40% by your intentional activities, your life choices and behaviors.

The actions you take make a b...

This is part 2 of the Mindfulness article last published of the series on Work Life Harmony (Being Mindful with Emotional Agility and Resilience). As we discussed the part of what we need to be mindful, this article will focus on how we can become mindful and what kind of training on mindfulness we need to do to master it. A good starting point is to change short and long term habitual patterns and attitudes to be mindful, which can be incorporated in our daily business and life tasks.

Attitudes to cultivate mindfulness:

In today’s busy modern world, mindfulness is cultivated through a mindset, an attitu...

We spend hours being carried away by our thoughts and emotions, exploring, exploiting, confusing and depleting our mind, disposing of the inner self to an autopilot mode…loosing awareness of what our mind is thinking and doing in the present moment. But what if mindfulness could help you capture again that awareness, and gain control over your work life harmony?

First and foremost, what is mindfulness? It’s awareness. It’s about focusing your attention on the now, on your breathing, on your posture, and recognizing your thoughts and emotions internally and externally. Mindfulness allows you to gain self...

In today’s busy life, we all strive to live stress-free with more energy and time to accomplish a lot.  However, let’s face it: who would not want a great balance between work and life, by having an optimal amount of energy for great work, health and wellbeing?  The reality is, most of the ‘time-management’ habits that have been developed in the name of “saving time,” have led us to drain more energy, waste time, and be under loads of stress.  Hence, we feel exhausted, drained, and we lack the right energy to keep on going.  

Energy is the vital resource needed for an effective quali...

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