When faced with a challenge, do you get frustrated or flexible?
Today is a great example of the power of the pandemic to push our buttons. It’s “Share a Hug” Day (& I’m a great proponent of hugging!).
If we focus on the problem – “Arrrrgh! We can’t hug, from 1.5 metres apart!” – the outcome will be stress, frustration, unhappiness. Not exactly the goal of Hug Day!
Optimising outcomes requires flexibility!
If we focus on the intention of the day – coming together and caring – we start to ask “what’s possible?”.
So, here’s a starter kit of hug equivalents:
- A small act of kindness
- A card in the mail-box
- A thank-you
- An invitation for a “quarantini” or a “virtual-latte”
- A phone call, just to check in
- A gift left on a front doorstep
- A home-made cake or batch of biscuits
- A bunch of flowers
- A home-cooked meal
- A physically-distanced walk with a friend
What would you add to the list? How will you deliver a “best possible” hug, on this unique version of a special day?