I know, at the moment, key workers are working flat out trying to keep services operational and people alive. Time is limited and the pressure is great. What I also know is the huge amount of stress people are living and working with at the moment. We are already hearing, from around the world, about the huge emotional impact dealing with Covid19 is having on frontline staff.
So I’m aiming to share short posts containing resources and prompts that might be of help if you are a frontline key worker. In previous posts I’ve written about the need for fierce self-care, and how to respond in moment of overwhelm. I’ve also written about making the transition from a high pressure work environment to a home where everyone has been in lockdown. In this post I want to share a link to a video with practical tips on how to treat yourself with compassion.
Kristin Neff has researched and written extensively on the topic of self-compassion. If you want to dig more deeply into her work click the link above which will take you to her website. Under the resources section there are a number of guided meditations and self-compassion exercises that she has created.
I’ve chosen the video below because in a short, 2 minutes she share a few very practical tips that you might find helpful at the moment. She also explains why they work.