Nine Self-Permissions To Stay Healthy During Crisis

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Nate Regier / 1 comments
Related to Compassion
Share via

“We are in this together” seems to be the anthem of Covid-19. But what does it really mean? Here are nine self-permissions to help you fully experience the gift of compassion during crisis and beyond.

  • Your feelings matter. They are an important sign of how you are doing.
  • Showing vulnerability doesn’t mean you are weak. It means you deserve to be supported.
  • How someone responds to you doesn’t define you. You are valuable and your experiences are valid.
  • Your contribution matters. It’s OK to share your ideas and get creative.
  • It’s OK to ask for help. We don’t need superheros, we need partners. 
  • It’s OK to fail forward. Learning curves are everywhere. Now is the time to fail often and fail forward.
  • Your boundaries matter. The tighter we live and work, the more important this is.
  • It’s OK to say NO. That’s how you respect your own boundaries.
  • You deserve forgiveness. You will mess up under stress. Give yourself grace.

Once you get comfortable giving yourself these permissions, try giving them to others too.

Copyright Next Element Consulting, LLC 2020

Want to learn more about compassionate leadership during disruption and change? Attend our free drama-resilience webinar.

 

Our Newest Book

Seeing People Through Book Cover

Join Our Community

Categories

Want To Republish Our Posts?

Latest Tweet

1 Comments

Photo of Dr. Amy Cotton
Dr. Amy Cotton
Posted on April 27, 2020

Great points Nate. Thank you!

Photo of Nate Regier
Nate Regier
Posted on April 30, 2020

You are welcome. Great to hear from you Amy.

Leave comment for this reply

Add comment

Your comment will be revised by the site if needed.

Leave comment for this reply

Add comment

Your comment will be revised by the site if needed.

Add comment

Your comment will be revised by the site if needed.