Lessons of Lockdown

Lessons of Lockdown

How to harvest your learning so you can create a thriving future for yourself.

Corona has changed all aspects of our lives…  how we work, how we play and how we connect with others.  All this change has been challenging, indeed AXA found that 63% of people experienced an increase in work related stress over lockdown.

However, challenge also creates opportunity.  Opportunity for reflection and for growth.  As our very own Olympian Leon Taylor says: “Nobody was ever comforted a gold medal.”  Or as Nietzsche said: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

So, this month’s video is all about how you can harvest the learning from lockdown and use it as a catalyst for growth so that you can create a thriving future for yourself.

In this 7 minute video you’ll get to discover:

  • What are the aspects that you’ve enjoyed and what do you want to maintain?
  • What have you discovered about yourself and your interpersonal needs?
  • What’s really important to you?
  • What hasn’t worked for you and what do you want to change?

You’ll get to understand your interpersonal needs and what you need to do …  so you can create a new norm, where you feel:

  • in Control
  • Connected with others
  • a sense of Belonging

To help you get the most benefit from this video we’ve created a special Lessons of Lockdown thriving sheet which you can download here.

We’d love to learn what you found most useful, please do share your comments below.

In the meantime..

Be well!


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  1. Mark Mulligan-Reply
    10th June 2021 at 3:08 pm

    I’m really curious .. what did you find most useful about this video and what small change are you going to make?

  2. Bea-Reply
    10th June 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Loved this Mark!

    • Mark-Reply
      10th June 2021 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much Bea!

  3. Geetha Manickam-Reply
    16th June 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks, Mark, this was an interesting session today, knowing different people’s perspectives, and they adapted to the change more positively.

    • Mark-Reply
      16th June 2021 at 3:25 pm

      Geetha, So glad you enjoyed the webinar today.

  4. Sarah Beadsmore-Reply
    21st June 2021 at 9:30 am

    For me, it’s been a reminder of the importance of relationships, heightening my gratitude for my family, friends and colleagues and the love and support they provide. I’ve found that little surprise gifts or kind gestures go a long way to let people know they’re appreciated.
    COVID was a reminder of our mortality, and that it’s important to live life to the full. Of course, that’s not been easy in lockdown, but I’ve tried to notice and appreciate the little things.

  5. Hazel June-Reply
    21st June 2021 at 9:31 am

    One of the things I’ve learned, and I’m sure most of us have, is the importance of time with family, friends, and loved ones.

  6. Sarah W-Reply
    21st June 2021 at 9:31 am

    I rekindled my love for walking. It helps me clear my head and be in the moment (views, nature, fresh air, people watching).
    I need to recharge my batteries by myself. However, I also love socialising with friends 121 or small groups. A bit of belly laughing goes a long way! As does dancing around the front room like no one is watching

  7. Tiina Hoffman-Reply
    21st June 2021 at 9:33 am

    Good points Mark Mulligan.

    – I’ve discovered that I often enjoy #remotework, with less interruptions and the ability to build my own routine. Lockdown has also enforced the fact that many lectures and meetings CAN be effectively held online…
    – I’ve also realized that I miss seeing people, talking in front of groups and #networking f-2-f in events – and I hope that some of that will return! The ideal “new normal” for me would be a good balance between online and f-2-f.
    – One of the main lessons that I highlight in my #corporatewellness lectures is the importance of structuring your workdays – whether working remotely or at the office. You cannot stay effective if you have your headset on all day, simply jumping from one zoom meeting to the next. Schedule a few calming or energizing breaks – log some steps by taking a short #walk outside or do a bit of #midnfulness or #relaxation during the day. #survivingtothriving #resilience

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