all show, that we are moving towards a gradual exit from the restrictive measures and a new regularity after its pandemic coronavirus, which swept the globe and still resists, scattering deaths…..
and strain health systems, One question we all ask ourselves is how do we get out of the pandemic?.
namely, with what mental reserves we will be able to move on to the next day, after a long period of social incarceration, but also how our economy will be, businesses and employees themselves, millions of which worldwide, they have lost their jobs.
So are health economists, as well as scientists, They emphasize that after the pandemic our world will change and nothing will be the same.
OR Barbara Asimakopoulou, Coach, Author, HRE Speaker and Founder [Hhuman Resources Expertise], in an interview she spoke, about how we have to experience this situation that came unexpectedly into our lives and brought ups and downs.
The pause, spirituality, mental calm and restlessness, are factors of personal balance and inspired leadership, as noted.
In fact, for today, would choose the Delphic Rhetoric, «Zero Agan»From Chilon to Lacedaemon, politician and one of the Seven Wise Men of Ancient Greece, which is engraved on the front of the temple of Apollo in the Oracle of Delphi.
Why this Delphic saying, I ask Mrs.. Asimakopoulou;
"I am inspired and I am talking to you about some virtues that are beneficial at this time. Virtues according to ancient Greek philosophy are the way we must live to conquer bliss not only for ourselves but also for the common good “the city”. Virtues give us the reference point to live in moderation, with personal balance, socially professional ».
What does this mean for us?;
"It simply came to our notice then, our behaviors should have moderation, to be in the middle, on the golden middle road according to Aristotle, δηλαδή στο μέσο της έλλειψης και της υπερβολής των δύο ακραίων συμπεριφορών. Η μέση οδός δεν έχει τίποτα το άτολμο, the neutral, quiet as this misconception may be. The middle street is bold (the virtue of bravery) justice, self-control, crisis, wisdom".
So let's get to our daily routine and how we can live in balance, not exaggerated or lacking.
The self-sacrifice of doctors / nurses this season involves courage, but if it is done without the virtue of wisdom and self-righteousness, it will be an exaggeration, out of boundaries, our interlocutor emphasizes and continues:
"THE prudence has to do with resource management in this case, energy time, of health, of desires, of emotions. The serenity, pettiness, the silence, the agitation – the absolute inner silence, (stillness) according to the Stoic philosophers, are required in each crisis more than other conditions, because they are threatened. In peace we are present in life, we see the truth and hear our inner voice. Our doctors and all front-line soldiers at this time are dealing with everything but the physical, and mental strain. Inner peace and spiritual clarity are essential, προκειμένου να λάβουν τις καλύτερες αποφάσεις για τη θεραπεία των ασθενών αλλά και τη στήριξη των συνεργατών τους γύρω, because our doctors, in addition to scientists, are called to be leaders. To support to inspire, to encourage, to recognize and at the same time maintain the clarity necessary for the application of their science ".
In the crisis, Mr.. Asimakopoulou, everyone's eyes are on the leader, correctly;
"Just so it is. I will cite Professor Mr. as an example. Tsiodras which all of Greece eagerly awaits every day to hear him on 6.00 pm. Literally all of us hang from his lips. His reason, his attitude, his expressions, highlight honesty, Emotional Intelligence, understanding, and of course trust. It reassures, inspires confidence. We feel safe. It is his example “Zero Agan” nothing exaggerated.
On the other side is any laoplanos, demagogue, a populist leader who manipulates people by projecting fear or easy solutions that usually attract a large portion of the world. Man avoids fear and is attracted to pleasure, the two extreme cases. In their exaggeration, one leads to paralysis or war and the other to addiction to slavery. ".
Therefore, how can we incorporate Zero Agan into our lives in the age of pandemic, which at the same time can be a time of uncertainty and financial hardship;
"It simply came to our notice then: to take daily breaks, to live in the present moment, to delimit our space at home, to relieve negative emotions with exercise, dance and meditation, to envision creatively authentic and take action overcoming obstacles with coaching, να προσκαλούμε την οικογένεια σε συνάντηση σε έναν συγκεκριμένο χώρο και ώρα για να δούμε κάτι μαζί πχ μια ταινία ή μια συναυλία, to be and celebrate with our loved ones through zoom. Mainly not to exceed the limits of our endurance, to discharge with pauses to practice spiritual and emotional peace, self-control, perseverance and perseverance in the vision of personal and national victory in this crisis as well.
Zero Agan as a leader is: to take daily breaks, to live in the present moment, to delimit our space at home, to relieve negative emotions with exercise and meditation, to envision creatively authentic and take action overcoming obstacles with coaching, να προσκαλούμε την ομάδα μας σε καθημερινές τακτικές συναντήσεις, at a specific time, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to recognize to encourage to inspire to set the example, to inspire security and confidence. Mainly not to exceed the limits of our endurance, to unload with pauses, to practice spiritual and emotional peace, self-control, perseverance and perseverance in the vision of personal and national victory in this crisis as well».
We stay at home, some manage it positively and others negatively. Others are drawn to extreme behaviors such as inaction or violence. That means exaggeration
"It simply came to our notice then live in balance. We did not choose these conditions ourselves, but we can shape our own.
Think if last year at such a time you thought it would be nice to work from home and ask your employer, or you asked for a month's leave. And he gave it to you. But with the only condition that you stay at home and go out only for exercise or S / M, that is, as today. How would you see it then; Different;
So nothing exaggerated. Ας τη ζήσουμε αυτή την εποχή με ισορροπία. Nothing too much e.g.. food, sleep, control of others, guilt, violence, explosions.
Control of our emotions and our behavior. Recognize fatigue, the mental, the spiritual and the physical to set our limits, to protect ourselves and others.
Isolate yourself, find a place where even for a while you can experience this peace and quiet you need to live today, να αδειάσετε για να ξαναγεμίσετε μετά.
So do our doctors and everyone out there for us, nothing exaggerated, use protection measures, to rest, not to exceed their powers, to pause, to be reorganized, spiritually, mentally and physically.
And as leaders whose eyes are all on them to set an example, first in science and first in respecting human endurance and self-righteousness. They need their soldiers all around. ".
You have to give us some suggestions for each day, until we can organize a new regularity;
"Practice calm - serenity - the still mind, with a daily meditation or prayer - reading the Stoics.
Before going to bed, write in a diary 3 things that happened during the day that you are grateful for. Feel it. Gratitude is the antidote to fear. Self-esteem is the antidote to lack.
Concentration on the project, in the relationship, to the other person is the solution. Participating in a voluntary offer is a joy ".
Still remember, that the biggest athletes, the biggest players are completely in the now, in their goal. This is how games and battles are won. And we all want to be and emerge victorious from the pandemic. Nothing excessive, targeting the present, wisdom and calm, peace of mind and then decisions and action with the mind and soul in balance, serene.
Concluding, Ms.. Barbara Asimakopoulou points out that, as nature is reborn these days, let us be reborn with these above values and this vision, so that all this destruction and pain is not lost!!