Going Stir Crazy?

stir crazy

Coronavirus may have us stuck at home, but that is an opportunity to get inspired and sharpen our skills. You don’t have to go stir crazy. I have found that even though I have always worked from home, having my husband home 24/7 has interrupted my normal schedule. Check out some suggestions below to keep yourself entertained and reduce stress.

Calm has put together free resources to help us take time to steady our minds and prioritize self-care during these uniquely stressful times. https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath. Check out their app as well.

Adult Coloring Sheets – Just Color has over 1,500 Free Adult Coloring pages to download in PDF or to print: various themes, artists, difficulty levels, and styles. Just one more way to relax and take your mind off the coronavirus. https://www.justcolor.net

 

Books to Read

Best Boss Ever

Are you in a leadership position? Then you will get value out of Don Frericks’ new book

Best Boss Ever. Don introduces a revolutionary approach to developing the leaders of the future in his 5 Steps to Rapidly Develop Yourself Into The Leader Everyone Wants to Follow. Don explains how each of these five steps lead to becoming an extraordinary leader:

  1. Choose Wisely What Skills to Improve
  2. Create a Robust Plan of Action
  3. Track Your Progress & Effort
  4. Anticipate Obstacles and Plan to Remove Them
  5. Seek Ongoing Feedback

Grown Ass Leader
In Brandon Fey’s recently published book Grown Ass Leadership: How to Be an Accountable Grown Ass Adult in Today’s Business World, he shares stories and experiences that demonstrate successes and failures to help you make good decisions. This book is a guide and playbook to improve your leadership and management style.

The Future is Faster Than You Think

The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Livesby Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, shares a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.

Marketing Made Simple

Don Miller and his coauthor Dr. J.J. Peterson bring us Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business. Don is taking it a step further with this five-part checklist that helps marketing professionals and business owners apply the StoryBrand messaging framework across key customer touchpoints to effectively develop, strengthen, and communicate their brand’s story to the marketplace.

 

Podcasts

The Alarmist

They say history repeats itself… not on The Alarmist’s watch! The Plague. The sinking of The Titanic. The Donner Party disaster. The break-up of the Beatles. In a hysterical and informative way, writer/performer Rebecca Delgado-Smith (The Good Place) and guests scrutinize history’s greatest disasters to figure out what went wrong, and most importantly, who’s to blame.

Off The Gram

Good Housekeeping executive editor Meaghan Murphy and her three cohosts Jamie, Heidi, and Christine, produce a super-inspirational podcast that will help you live your best life. They share their lives on social media with a combined quarter of a million followers each day – and now their jumping off the ‘gram to get even real-er!

How to Fail

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

Startup

StartUp is a documentary series about entrepreneurial life. I highly recommend binge listening to the first season.

The Entrepreneurial Truth

In each episode, host Jim Bordeau draws out entrepreneurs of all kinds to share their experience, expertise, and suggestions to help others. Funny, entertaining, and really informative. You can also follow his group on Facebook.

 

Learn a New Skill

LinkedIn Learning

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Udemy

I have decided to learn how to Crochet and found a course on Udemy On-demand learning. They have over 100,000 courses to choose from.

 

Pure Entertainment

Amazon Prime

Of course, you can also binge watch any show you missed. One of my favorites is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime.

What are you doing to keep from going stir crazy, stay motivated and entertained while in confinement?

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