“Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright it is not the end.” said John Lennon or Deborah Moggach (depending on who you search!)
As concerned optimists we can choose to focus on the future by being future fit. But what does this mean?
We are living in a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. Thus, we need to be agile and adaptable. Be it at home or in the workplace, which recently, or even still now, are for most of us the same place. We need to get ready to move forward as circumstances change and allow.
Q: What can we be doing now to be future fit?
A: Looking after ourselves and our workplaces and our family and friends.
Let’s be honest, it can be seductive to bake and eat and sit in front of screens but is this the best use of our time? Maybe it is. Maybe not. Only you can decide.
For me, I’m keeping my eye on the future as this will morph into what will be our new normal, whatever that is. And when it arrives, be it with a bang, or more likely very gradually, I want to be ready. Fit and focused. Not having to lose weight. Not having to get physically fit. Not having to get mentally fit. Not having to do all this ‘stuff’ before going back out there. Not saying “Once this, then I’ll…”.
Many people I speak with say they are actually enjoying the lack of FOMO and being able to focus on their families and themselves. We have an opportunity to reset ourselves and get future fit.
My clients know that the three biggies are: eating well, sleeping well and moving well. Now is a good time to experiment with these three and see what works for you. This can give us structure in these unstructured times.
How will you leave lockdown? a hunk? a chunk? a monk/ or a drunk?
This post originally appeared in my IG feed @belindamacinnes