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If there’s one positive to derive from the lifestyle that this pandemic is imposing; it’s the opportunity to spend more time on ourselves.

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If you can’t go out, take the time to go in.

07 April 2020

Over a month ago, my parents flew from Hobart to Melbourne to spend a week with my partner and I. As many do when they come to Melbourne, we spent our time together indulging in an abundance of thriving cafes, restaurants and bars.

On the fourth night of their trip, I took Dad to my favourite noodle bar. We sat opposite each other in the bustling restaurant, catching up on lost time, slurping hot soup and noodles. Little did I know, this would be the last time I would be spending this kind of time with Dad for the foreseeable future, let alone coming to this restaurant.

In the days following (as we were all collectively experiencing across Australia), the feelings of uncertainty and unfamiliarity started to creep in on me and have since become my new normal.

If you’re like me, our familiar is a fast-paced, commotion-filled whirlwind. We wake up every day, ready for a dose of bustling city streets, grid locked traffic, packed trains and caffeine fuelled workdays in the office.

The current climate is preventing us from waking up each day for our dose. Suddenly, things are slowing down in the world around us. We are feeling more uncomfortable and unfamiliar than ever.

Naturally, we spend very little time on ourselves. We seek situations and environments that breed a sense of comfort, and rarely step into zones that require us to self-analyse. In times of discomfort, we have a choice. We either invest the energy that it generates within us into something useful. Or, we let it take over us.

If there’s one positive to derive from the lifestyle that this pandemic is imposing; it’s the opportunity to spend more time on ourselves.

So, if you can’t go out, take the time to go in.

We are very passionate about investing time in yourself and the invaluable insights that can be discovered. Even more so in this time of uncertainty and unpredictability. The more self-aware you are, the better you will cope during this time.

For me, I have a low desire or need for social contact. This aspect of me supports my ability to deal with the reality that is social isolation. On the contrary, I have a natural tendency to steer towards situations of tranquillity and certainty, which feels rather impossible right now. But, because I am aware of these things, I am more equipped to deal with the anxiety that this situation can elicit. I am comfortable with being uncomfortable. How do I know these things about myself? My Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP).

Our passion for insights and self-awareness is why we are the only people in Australia certified to administer the Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP). If you are interested in commencing your journey of self-discovery, please reach out.

We are all in this together. We want everyone to come out the other side of this situation stronger, more fulfilled and more comfortable than before.

Danica

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