COVID Brain Part 2: Coaching Conversations
I have a client who has struggled w/ depression in the past and is struggling with isolation now. In a recent coaching session (in which he wanted to “work through some of the negative shit”), I asked him this question:
What are you learning about yourself as a result of having to live in lockdown for five months?
After one or two self-deprecating comments, he slowed down and became reflective. I won’t share everything he said, but the core theme became, “I’m both stronger and more fragile than I realized.”
Aren’t we all? I hope you’re noticing how fragile are the threads that hold your life together, yet how resilient you have been under stress. Take time to give yourself credit for that. Perhaps, like my client, you are learning that those threads are like a spider’s – able to hold a lot more tension than you would have guessed!