While we may all be facing the same COVID-19 storm, we are certainly not all in the same boat. This crisis will impact each and every one of us in our own way. Some of us will experience loss and isolation; others may find connection and even joy.
Rather than struggling to remain resilient and strong during this pandemic, I believe we should focus on being buoyant. If you think of a buoy, it moves with the waves, but it never gets swept away. And this is because it is tethered to the ocean floor by an anchor.
When it comes to wellbeing, while we can’t control the waves crashing around us, we can all find ways of strengthening and bolstering our wellbeing anchors in terms of our actions, beliefs and behaviours.
Here are five evidence-based ideas to boost your buoyancy:
To find out more about these 5 ideas you can check out a slideshare here.