So as I sit here starting to reflect on how drastically my day to day life has changed as a sales representative, I am reminded how creative I have become. Many things during the COVID-19 season have changed drastically for a lot of us. What I have realized is it is all about perspective. I can look at all the negatives in the process or I can choose to look at all the positives even the tiny ones in the process.
Yes, as sales reps/account managers we have been completely stopped from seeing our clients and going into the office’s for visits, attending or having conferences and seminars, happy hours, lunches, dinners, and travel etc. My days consist of emails, phone calls, zoom meetings, social media campaigns, webinars/CEU’s and the occasional 6 foot social distancing lunches. These times have definitely brought challenges to the natural course of the day to day job duties.
Now I have choices, if I am going to allow the challenges to hinder my day to day progress or move me further into action. In my experience the trials of what we face make us stronger, gives us perseverance, help us understand who we really are and what our limits really are. How far can we really be pushed/stretched? It is in the pushing and uncomfortable times that we grow and through growth is breakthrough. As we are going through these times it also helps us develop a resistance; the definition of resistance is “the ability not to be affected by something especially adversely. So when we come through it which we will, because this to shall pass we will be better on the other side. So you ask what tools can we use to get us through this season of life?
Below I have given you a couple ways you can take action in your day to day life to keep on the course of success.
Here are a few things that help me stay focused and motivated during the COVID-19;
- Do daily devotions first thing in the morning take 30 minutes to read, meditate, or just sit in silence
- Set small daily goals
- Carve out time in your day for work and for relaxation
- Schedule virtual get-togethers with friends
- Prioritize your mental health
- Go for a walk or do at least 45 minutes of exercise daily
- Eat Healthy and make good food choices, your choices in food affect your mental health
- Call someone that you would not normally speak to and ask them how they are doing? Ask them if you can do anything for them?
- Read something that requires effort, thought and concentration
- Do at least two things that you really don’t want to do-just for exercise
- Try pomodoro study sessions — social distance style
- TRUST THIS TOO SHALL PASS
*The idea behind the Pomodoro Technique is to break down all of your tasks into 25 minute time blocks. … And after completing four Pomodoros you take a longer break—usually 15 to 30 minutes. In theory, this strategy works because you completely focus on one task (like writing) without shifting focus or multitasking.
I hope that this gives you a little insight and some tools to use and how to stay positive and motivated during COVID-19 and this season of life.
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