This is a holiday season unlike any we have experienced before.
While there is still a great deal that’s uncertain, vaccine news and the knowledge gained about the novel coronavirus which has translated into more effective management of those in the ICU bring glimmers of light at the end of a dark tunnel. We still have a long road to travel, but we have more tools to help us get to our destination.
They may be difficult to see when you spend as much time on Zoom as you do with your family, or when pandemic fatigue makes a daily visit.
Start by trying these 20 ways to be grateful and kind during difficult times.
A gratitude practice can help you find a path forward, even on your most challenging days.
My friend, Linda Roszak Burton, consultant and ICF-certified coach, has created several workbooks available in both English and Spanish to develop and strengthen your gratitude practice. Gratitude Heals: A Workbook for Inspiration and Guidance is an insightful workbook with gratitude tools, quotes, and resources to support an optimistic outlook in the new year. (She has a toolkit specifically for clinicians).
She also has a toolkit for clinicians, specifically nurse leaders.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
In good health,
Z. Colette Edwards, MD, MBA, leads Insight MD, a healthcare consultancy, which offers program design and implementation, targeted strategic planning and development, innovative product design, consultative data and clinical ROI analysis including benefit design and large claims analysis, health disparities/health literacy/cultural competency consultation, and PeopleTweaker, a coaching service line providing health, wellness, and life coaching and training in health coaching techniques for health professionals and support staff.