I have never cooked or washed dishes as often as I did during the pandemic! I think that cooking, discovering and inventing new recipes allowed me to fulfill my needs in a different way especially my freedom need which was the one most suffering!
COVID changed how I do my job and especially how I interacted/socialized with people. My knowledge of Choice Theory allowed me the ability to choose my attitude and my reactions to the circumstances that surrounded me.
Clarifying for extended family the basis of decisions, helping them be clear about what it is they are after (want). Helping my grandchildren to navigate their relationships and clarify the various results of trying to get what they want.
Being a leader during this time of the pandemic forced me to dig deep and expand my personal grit as I sought to make every day a new opportunity to model calm in the midst of the storm and do what is the most important task of the leader - serve others.
Understanding why people do the things they do and that all behavior is purposeful has helped me to neutralize any reactivity I have had when observing the behavior of others during the pandemic. I can then work more collaboratively with them to try to create win/win as much as possible.
Consistently and daily giving myself reminders that I am in control and that I need to continually move through the reflection cycle in my personal and professional life in order to navigate through this all with grace, with a benefit mindset as the cornerstone.