WATCH: Strategies for Working Remotely During Uncertain Times

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

Are you feeling overwhelmed by navigating today’s turbulent waters while working remotely? In this webinar, NLC and positive psychology expert Ellen Schuster-Nastir explore strategies you can incorporate into your new daily “normal” to strengthen your resiliency, shift your perspective and work successfully in a new environment.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • Different strategies for working from home under challenging circumstances
  • How to lean into your growth mindset for better focus in times of uncertainty
  • Tools and actions rooted in positive psychology to support yourself, your team members and your loved ones (Positive psychology is an approach to psychological well-being and happiness, including the five elements of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, achievement.)

READ NEXT: Check out Ellen’s 10 tips to work effectively from home.

Resources Referenced During the Presentation

  • “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being” by Martin Seligman, psychologist and positive psychology expert
  • “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck, psychologist and mindset expert
  • Perspective Wheel: In the inner circle, write down a specific topic or issue you’re facing. In one section of the wheel, write down your immediate beliefs, thoughts and feelings regarding the topic. On the outside of the section, markdown one item you’re seeing in front of you, i.e., window, picture, etc. Assign the section a color. Next, change your body position to look at a different area in your room. Now, think of another way to view the topic. In a different section of the circle, write down the thoughts and feelings that surface when you try a different viewpoint. Assign to this section the item you’re seeing in front of you, along with a color, to differentiate the perspectives from one another. Continue around the circle for as many different ways of viewing the topic as come to mind. Each time, move your body and note the item and color you choose to represent it. When finished, review all the various perspectives and select the one that is most aligned with your positive energy and comfort level and the one you want to adopt. When you begin to slip, doubt or question, review the perspectives and see if you need to try on a different one. Sometimes reviewing the wheel reminds you of why you chose what you did in the first place and helps you stay on track. If not, feel free to shift to another.
  • Feelings Wheel: There are many feelings wheels available on the Internet. Use the search term “feelings wheel” in your favorite search engine to find a version of the wheel that resonates with you.
  • Brene Brown’s video on the “Today Show:” https://www.today.com/parents/bren-brown-s-advice-peace-home-during-covid-19-t177083
Quote from Laura Kelly Fanucci

Connect with Ellen

If you’d like to learn more from Ellen about working remotely, read her 10 tips or contact her at 813-968-8597 or ellen@innovativeteamsolutions.com. You can also find her at innovativeteamsolutions.com.


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