Favourite Pic Makes More Resilient
When I returned to looking at my two computer screens for at least six hours per working day after a holiday in Far North Queensland, I wanted to keep the peace and calm of the holidays with me, and not get caught up in, and overwhelmed by the massive workload that awaited me.
I uploaded a picture of my most favourite view in the world. Both screens show this picture when I minimise or close documents and emails that I’m working on. I was overlooking these treetops, this coastline, this water and this sky in absolute admiration and utter humility, one magically beautiful afternoon. I sensed boundless freedom, beauty and gratitude when taking in this view.
At work, when I feel stress creeping up on me, I look at this picture. It instantly transports my mind to this place, and how I felt while I was there. The sensations of freedom, beauty and gratitude have left a deep impression not only on my mind but on my heart and soul, too. Seeing the picture easily allows me to relive these sensations, and recharge.
Seeing this picture is my reminder to centre, to breathe, to unwind, to lower my shoulders, to let go of tension and frustration, to relax; to allow for spaciousness and peaceful calm. I only need to look at it for a few seconds to feel rested, cleansed and refreshed.
Consciously reconnecting with these sensations help me be more resilient. Because I recharge, I bounce back more easily.
Perhaps it can work for you too. What picture can you upload on your screen(s) at work that will help you be more resilient during stressful times? Give it a try. See if it works for you.