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Hello there!

The pandemic may well be over but the uncertainty that started with it lurks on.

Most of us are worried about the economic slowdown, inflation, the possible resurgence of COVID, wars happening in different parts of the world, and the drastic impact of climate change. The turbulent times seem like they are far from over.

Now more than ever, we want ourselves and our people to be able to tap into our collective abilities to be resilient.🌼

Deepak Chopra, in his LinkedIn post, uses an apt metaphor to differentiate resilience from non-resilience: “in a storm, the grass bends with the wind while the mighty tree is blown over”.

But not everyone is born resilient. A lot of us need to learn the quality. In American Psychological Association’s terms, resilience can be facilitated through:

  • Access to specific coping strategies
  • Access to quality social resources
  • The ability to view and engage with the world in a more flexible way

This month, Tydy Up is a special dedication to mental health and resilience. We bring to you six resources that can enable you to build resilient people, teams, and organizations.

To Read 👀: Create more emotional diversity in the workplace

Tim Leberecht, Co-founder and CEO of House of Beautiful Business writes that a truly human workplace isn’t happy always.

Resilience isn’t sucking it all up and pretending like everything is okay. Neither is it pretending to be happy and positive at all times. Resilience thrives where employees are allowed to express a wider spectrum of emotions - even the ones that are tagged “negative”.

Read the full story for some great examples and how you can facilitate emotional diversity in your workplace.

meditate

To Do🧘: A mini guided meditation for you and your team

Sometimes it can seem like even a 5-minute break is impossible to take. Well, that’s also when you need that break the most. Any time you feel overwhelmed by life or work, here’s a quick 5-minute mindfulness exercise by Sharon Salzberg you can try.

And if it works well for you and your team, don’t hesitate to jump right into the colorful world of guided meditation and visualizations.

To Read 🛋️: How leaders can role-model mental health conversations

Lead by example - that’s a strategy that never goes wrong. If mental health and resilience is a conversation that your leaders expect employees to openly have, then it helps to role-model this expectation.

And yes, Melissa Doman, organizational psychologist and author of this article, says there’s a way to do it without seeming weak or incapable of leading the organization forward.

Grief

To Listen👂: How to support

people in grief or pain?

Pain and grief are a big part of our workplace right now and you simply can’t avoid them. As a people leader, how can you be a witness to your employees’ grief without feeling overwhelmed or driven to fix it?

Megan Devine, psychotherapist and author of ‘It’s OK that you’re not OKAY’ shares actionable insights around how to talk about the grief and pain that comes with the loss of a partner, systemic racism, chronic illness, disability, etc.

Self-work

To Watch 📺: The importance of doing self-work

To improve your relationship with everyone else, you need to start by improving your relationship with yourself. That’s the starting point of resilience. And who better to hear it from than Dan Harris himself.

Dan experienced a panic attack mid-air when he was a news anchor for ABC News. A sceptic, he shares how he went from struggling to quiet his inner critic to boosting his resilience - all in his typical humoristic style.

To Read 📃: How to create safe spaces in your organization?

Safe spaces are a moment in time between two or more people where a person can feel confident to not be judged, criticized, harassed, and in general, know that they can be themselves with no harm, neither present — nor future.

Safe spaces are important for organizations to have. But creating one isn’t easy. This article gives you guidelines on how to create one.

Photo of the month
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💜💜💛💜💜

You’ve probably seen this already. We couldn’t help but share it again.

Because this historic moment is beautiful on so many levels.

It normalizes people in positions of power and influence, expressing themselves fully. It normalizes men shedding tears. It normalizes emotional diversity and everything else we shared today.

Before we sign off, here’s every place you can find and catch up with us in the coming days.

🍁 At our Linkedin Audio Event, tomorrow at 3.30 pm IST / 6 am ET, join us for Tydy Tea Time where we will talk about Unlimited Leaves: Boon, Bane, or Scam?

🍁 On the Tydy Channel for a Tydy Product Demo coming up on October 26, Thursday at 6.30 pm IST / 9 am ET.

Hope that was helpful.

We’d ❤️ to hear your thoughts ➡️

Until next time.

Happy Onboarding!
Team Tydy

Hello there!

The pandemic may well be over but the uncertainty that started with it lurks on.

Most of us are worried about the economic slowdown, inflation, the possible resurgence of COVID, wars happening in different parts of the world, and the drastic impact of climate change. The turbulent times seem like they are far from over.

Now more than ever, we want ourselves and our people to be able to tap into our collective abilities to be resilient.🌼

Deepak Chopra, in his LinkedIn post, uses an apt metaphor to differentiate resilience from non-resilience: “in a storm, the grass bends with the wind while the mighty tree is blown over”.

But not everyone is born resilient. A lot of us need to learn the quality. In American Psychological Association’s terms, resilience can be facilitated through:

  • Access to specific coping strategies
  • Access to quality social resources
  • The ability to view and engage with the world in a more flexible way

This month, Tydy Up is a special dedication to mental health and resilience. We bring to you six resources that can enable you to build resilient people, teams, and organizations.

To Read 👀: Create more emotional diversity in the workplace

Tim Leberecht, Co-founder and CEO of House of Beautiful Business writes that a truly human workplace isn’t happy always.

Resilience isn’t sucking it all up and pretending like everything is okay. Neither is it pretending to be happy and positive at all times. Resilience thrives where employees are allowed to express a wider spectrum of emotions - even the ones that are tagged “negative”.

Read the full story for some great examples and how you can facilitate emotional diversity in your workplace.

meditate

To Do🧘: A mini guided meditation for you and your team

Sometimes it can seem like even a 5-minute break is impossible to take. Well, that’s also when you need that break the most. Any time you feel overwhelmed by life or work, here’s a quick 5-minute mindfulness exercise by Sharon Salzberg you can try.

And if it works well for you and your team, don’t hesitate to jump right into the colorful world of guided meditation and visualizations.

To Read 🛋️: How leaders can role-model mental health conversations

Lead by example - that’s a strategy that never goes wrong. If mental health and resilience is a conversation that your leaders expect employees to openly have, then it helps to role-model this expectation.

And yes, Melissa Doman, organizational psychologist and author of this article, says there’s a way to do it without seeming weak or incapable of leading the organization forward.

Grief

To Listen👂: How to support

people in grief or pain?

Pain and grief are a big part of our workplace right now and you simply can’t avoid them. As a people leader, how can you be a witness to your employees’ grief without feeling overwhelmed or driven to fix it?

Megan Devine, psychotherapist and author of ‘It’s OK that you’re not OKAY’ shares actionable insights around how to talk about the grief and pain that comes with the loss of a partner, systemic racism, chronic illness, disability, etc.

Self-work

To Watch 📺: The importance of doing self-work

To improve your relationship with everyone else, you need to start by improving your relationship with yourself. That’s the starting point of resilience. And who better to hear it from than Dan Harris himself.

Dan experienced a panic attack mid-air when he was a news anchor for ABC News. A sceptic, he shares how he went from struggling to quiet his inner critic to boosting his resilience - all in his typical humoristic style.

To Read 📃: How to create safe spaces in your organization?

Safe spaces are a moment in time between two or more people where a person can feel confident to not be judged, criticized, harassed, and in general, know that they can be themselves with no harm, neither present — nor future.

Safe spaces are important for organizations to have. But creating one isn’t easy. This article gives you guidelines on how to create one.

Photo of the month
16639914147590

💜💜💛💜💜

You’ve probably seen this already. We couldn’t help but share it again.

Because this historic moment is beautiful on so many levels.

It normalizes people in positions of power and influence, expressing themselves fully. It normalizes men shedding tears. It normalizes emotional diversity and everything else we shared today.

Before we sign off, here’s every place you can find and catch up with us in the coming days.

🍁 At our Linkedin Audio Event, tomorrow at 3.30 pm IST / 6 am ET, join us for Tydy Tea Time where we will talk about Unlimited Leaves: Boon, Bane, or Scam?

🍁 On the Tydy Channel for a Tydy Product Demo coming up on October 26, Thursday at 6.30 pm IST / 9 am ET.

Hope that was helpful.

We’d ❤️ to hear your thoughts ➡️

Until next time.

Happy Onboarding!
Team Tydy

Soumya Samuel

Sr. Writer and Content Creator, Tydy
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