Designing Your COVID Life: Trusted Networks

For our fifth video in the Designing Your Covid Life series, authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans discuss the importance of your design team, and the value of nurturing your trusted networks right now. They remind us that we don’t hear our ideas until we share them with others, and that if we never talk to our trusted networks, we’ll never find the jobs that aren’t posted publicly. https://youtu.be/-Q7-wuUxSZI  

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Designing Your COVID Life: Generative Reframing

Many of us are months into some form of lockdown, and the truth is, we’re struggling too. The DYL team continues to refine our toolkits to design our lives through a pandemic, and no approach is perfect. That’s why this week we’ve decided to focus on Generative Reframing. It’s a tool the authors initially developed to help Olympic athletes and elite military forces going through a radical career/life shift. It teaches us how to transition out of the waiting room, and into the neutral zone, as...

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Designing Your COVID Life, Part Three

One of the silver linings right now is that having conversations driven by your curiosity with an interesting person has never been more available. Learn how to prototype and interact your way to a successful future in the next episode of Bill Burnett and Dave Evan's Designing Your Covid Life series. https://youtu.be/reeAkY7g4Sw

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Designing Your COVID Life, Part Two

Given the unique circumstances created by Coronavirus and the adjustments we’ve had to make to our lives, authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans have created a series of videos that adapt our Life Design toolkits to the current climate. Here they present Four Steps for Designing Your Life.  https://youtu.be/KqOKO6pbRBY  

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Designing Your (COVID) Life, Part I

During these unprecedented times, Designing Your Life  and Designing Your Work Life authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans adapt their Life Design toolkits to our new circumstances. In this week’s episodes of Designing Your COVID Life, the authors discuss Generative Acceptance and one of their most popular Life Design tools: Setting the Bar Low, and Clearing it Often. https://youtu.be/RxzoEYTl4A4 https://youtu.be/myzqDCbXMpM

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Days of Peril and Promise

By Dr. Jeffrey Rediger In five days, our hospital has gone from two medical COVID-19 units to every unit except one having a high proportion of patients who are either COVID-19 test pending or already positive. Our day surgery center is now a second ICU, and my friend, the Chief of Infectious Diseases and medical director of the ICU, said he has never felt so helpless. He goes from ventilator to ventilator, unable to get the numbers up so that people can begin breathing on their own and...

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Five Things You Can Do For COVID-19 Anxiety from Elissa Epel

By Elisa Epel This widespread coronavirus anxiety is fueling big changes fast.  We are doing smart things—washing hands, social distancing, staying home.  But just how anxious should we be?  There is a sweet spot.  Panic makes pandemics worse. It stresses our whole interdependent system, from our own body to global health. With the high level of uncertainty and novelty of the situation, our anxious minds very easily overestimate the actual threat, and underestimate our ability to cope with it....

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Joy Meditation – The Eight Pillars

This is a meditation that allows you to review the eight pillars of Joy outlined in The Book of Joy, and to use them when you encounter a problem, confront pain, or face suffering, whether these are major life challenges or daily dissatisfaction. This meditation is meant to smooth the ride on the bumpy road of life. We hope it serves you well.

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Inspirational Reading List from Idea Architects

Books are made for times of uncertainty and separation. They are our passports to other places and lives, so that even as we shelter-in-place, we are traveling far and wide. Across six feet, even across oceans, we can be listening to the same ideas and imagining the same universe.

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