What part of you hits “like”?

January 31, 2020

 

Social media.  Love it or hate it, it seems now to be a way of life.  When you see a post, what happens?  When hitting like, do you think about the person that posted it?  Or is it about you?  What response are you looking for, in the “poster” or the “viewer”.

 

I have been trying to move away from the virtual world, and instead, show my likes through a smile to a stranger, a chuckle at something funny, or an extra look at a piece of beauty – directly displaying the reaction the stimulus has provoked in me.  I feel much more in control of that, and it does have a sense of grounding.

 

Instead of “like” when I see articles, I use the tool as a “save for later".  I’ll scan the media, tag the things I’m interested in, and go back at a later date.  That way, I don’t miss out on interesting shares, whilst not getting distracted, therefore choosing when I commit the time to it. 

 

Sometimes, it gets a bit overloaded though!! I checked my LinkedIn “saved” section, to find over 200 articles saved.  So, I thought I would share the ones that, on a second review looked worth the read (with a little note to my rationale!).  Lets see which titles jumped out to you too?

 

Entrepreneurs Who Sleep More Are Better at Spotting Good Ideas 

I will be writing more on sleep soon actually, as there is a gathering body of evidence on how critically important it is.

 

The Art of Asking for (and Getting) Help 

A big component of resilience, and an absolute strength.  Its what efficient people do!

 

The Neuroscience of Trust 

Thinking about support networks, trust in a foundation element in our relationships, we need to trust people to have them.  What does that look like in a professional context?

 

Five Myths of Compassionate Leadership

A report from The Kings Fund – a public sector linked body, with much research from healthcare.

 

Exercise won’t save us and carbs are our bodily downfall 

I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to the latest information on what we should and shouldn’t eat and am following the vegan vs low carb high fat concepts debate with interest!

 

The Mindfulness Conspiracy

This is a really interesting alternative perspective on mindfulness.

 

What is the Root Cause of the GP Workforce Crisis?  

I work with so many primary care clinicians that I am always seeking to expand my awareness on the detail of working in the industry. 

 

Why Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive Anything that helps on the productivity front is useful right?

 

My longer term goal is to curate these into the content of my own material.  Please do let me know which ones appealed, and I can sift for further related articles. 

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

Sheela Hobden is a Coach at bluegreen Coaching.  Following her own mental health battles, she now coaches individuals, runs training sessions and speaks at conferences.  She has a real passion for helping medics and healthcare professionals take as much care of themselves as they do their patients!  She has a PGCERT in Business and Personal Coaching, holds ACC member status with the ICF and is CIPD qualified.

She challenges herself with ultra distance running and Ironman.  Find her at www.bluegreencoaching.com or swimming in the sea, in Poole, Dorset.

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