I am no way a psychologist or therapist just wanted to be vulnerable a moment and I hope it helps others.
So I took a break for a while on some social media platforms. I was pretty close to getting addicted to social media specifically Facebook. I deactivated my account to help me.
I want to share a insight about a lesson I learned that will hopefully help you. Take a break from social media!
I was so social media heavy that I was not exploring and learning about me. It was actually starting to effect me in different ways. Lesson leaned take care of #1!
Do not be afraid to learn and explore. I learned that and it is so helping me. I look at art virtually now because of COVID. I write how it makes me feel.
Also, I was on social media so much that I was not training in my professional life or exploring what my hobby interests might be. Volunteering is awesome! Helping others and it really does brings a smile to your face! It is a real feeling.
I say all this because I want to explain that health and wellness for me is now a top priority. In my opinion self-care should a top priority for everyone.
Here is a list of 6 websites and articles that list free virtual museums.
I have been looking up databases with free and open source information. I came across this site for various kinds of public health professionals and wanted to share. It has a plethora of information and links that are very cool and valuable.
I believe in the basics and building a foundation. A teacher of mine said that if you have a house fine you have a house. But, What foundation is that house built on? What is the question then how do we rebuild a house if it is on a shaky foundation already. You don’t remove the house, if possible. The key is stabilization of the house.
Same goes with a Emergency Operations Center (EOC) what is the culture within your house? How can you as the Director or Deputy Director build a firmer foundation that may already exist?
Two specific areas I think are most valuable in this effort…
What feedback can you get from those already in your house and how do you apply that feedback? With that feedback how can you do continuous improvement and what does that look like? I, in my own opinion, would say that the human interaction and team building is the most important thing to build. The courses and training will come because of the job. It is that human culture within the EOC that I see as the key to success during a disaster situation.
That saying team work makes dream work speaks volumes to me.
Employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work.
Disengaged employees cost U.S. companies up to $550 billion a year.
Couple of other things…
I recently took this course and thought it was really well done and something to help build that foundation. Nothing like the basics:
Wanted to get this out real quick. Something I found that is really useful, educational, and helpful on so many other levels.
It is a page that has 1000 GIS applications and uses. I have been going through this list and have found it facilitating. So cool this was done! I had no idea about some of this and the skill and knowledge transfer is limitless.
I want to post a couple of things about children and the COVID-19 pandemic. How to talk to kids and questions that kids might have. Its scary right now for anyone but especially for kids and kids with disabilities. These are all in the form of resources that I hope will in some small way help you, your family and especially your children about these times.
Just found this website and wanted to share. It is a awersome set of resources of all kinds that deal with disaster and emergency management specifically. Many of the topics I have found on the site I did not know about.
I sometimes wonder this based on what others perceive and what I ask myself. I have a number of issues but do not consider them disabilities but challenges. Why should something that sounds like something hard and almost negative stop anyone. From my perspective it should not.