In an effort to understand how you function in the workplace, there is an excellent assessment instrument to show how you view your role in your career, how you function under stress, what motivates you and how to relate to others with a different profile. This is a well researched instrument called the DiSC. This graphic show the 4 domains identified by this instrument. It may be worth your time to determine what motivates you, how to improve your leadership skills and build supportive relationships in the workplace. Each quadrant you see in the different colors below have very specific qualities that determine how you come across and function in your work. Not one style or profile is "better" than another style, each has value and merit. The real question is how do you use this tool to relate to others, become more productive and enhance your value to the organization. If you want to see how your workplace expectations and style impacts your world of work, give me a call and we can set up an assessment to take the next steps to help you build your career.
Stay connected with other family members – The last thing you need is to be isolated and alone. You need other people at this time more than any other. Contact with others is particularly important in the first six months following a loved one’s suicide. Note, grief is pretty messy at times.
Stages of Grief: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Updated Cycle. Grief does not flow linearly from one stage to another. The cycles can be circular moving from Shock to Anger or Denial. Your response will be influenced by many factors. Do not judge yourself by you reaction of others. Everyone grieves in their own time and own way. Trust your process, get help, stay connected. Isolating yourself slows, delays or perhaps even prevents the grief process. Recognize that these feelings are real. Your job is to acknowledge and allow them, even if they are painful, scary or make you anxious. Whats Your Grief? Excellent resource site for grief.
There are many apps and choices for ways to manage your anxiety, depression, pain, stress and health. The trends are quite clear that technology is putting more responsibility in your hands to monitor, assess and treat manage many physical and mental conditions. Diabetes, hypertension, smoking cessation, and obesity just to name the major contributors of illness and death. Some of the top rated apps for helping yourself include the following:
- Stop, Breath, and Think
- T2 Tracker
- Cook + Cure
40 Health Apps to Consider Find what you deem most beneficial for your health, mind, body, working out or just to know heart rate or how to meditate. Make technology your friend to help you relax, manage stress and improve your health.
When addressing a traumatic event in your life that has been a secret, avoided or too terrifying to confront, there are some essential elements to consider to help yourself feel safe. Vulnerability, boundaries, and empowerment are crucial when you have been abused. This posting relates to all person's that have been violated in some way. Sharon Martin, LCSW developed the list on the right to provide guidance for developing healthy boundaries. When sexual, physical or verbal abuse happens at an early age, there is no chance to protect yourself or even understand that it is a violation, which is NOT YOUR FAULT. Your recovery and sense of power to take control of yourself, relationships and emotions depends empowering your thoughts, actions and choices to protect yourself, create a sense of safety, and trust your instincts when your gut tells you "danger." As a child, you were violated, which made you confused, fearful and damaged your ability to trust, feel safe or protected. Taking your power back means saying no, recognizing your limits and dealing with personal safety. To survive any trauma, the mind has means to dissociate from the experience, however, this causes problems over time when you want to connect intimately with someone else. To recover from abuse, there are some essential elements to enhance resiliency:
- Re-connection to your body, emotions, sexuality and physical touch
This link will get you to it. Trauma Informed Care Resources