My friend Terry VanQuickenborne shared this article by Kit Krugman on LinkedIn and I’m so glad she did.
I especially loved the concept of emotional metabolism. We each come with a different capacity to metabolise all that we are experiencing through this crisis or through any significant change or shift we encounter. To quote John Denver “some days are diamonds, some days are stones”.
There may not be a rationale explanation or identifiable reason for us to be ‘feeling flat today’ but we are very aware of the fact that we may not have our usual capacity to deal with things. By recognising this emotional metabolism variability we are better able to be kind to ourselves and more patient and accepting of each other during difficult times.
Our lives are not made up of disparate compartments that can be kept seperate, we are living a whole life with multiple facets that interconnect and make us who we are. These facets have helped us understand, learn and grow. They’ve shaped us and contributed to our ability to be customer centric, empathetic and human centered.
Harnessing our unique facets and experiences help us be better contributors to society. There are huge economic, social and commercial benefits to us having the courage to leverage our uniqueness.
Stay safe x