I’ve come to realize over the past month that I must embrace different roles that entail various mindsets and capabilities, all of which happen under the same roof. I’m supposed to be the teacher, the mother, the cook, the wife, the entrepreneur, the animator, you name it. 😊 💪
The difficulty, however, arises from the fact that we usually associate our roles with certain contextual changes that are not the case right now. So, I decided to ease the transition into each role by dressing up accordingly, the goal being to tune effortlessly into the activity at hand.
This in turn reminded me of a powerful decision making technique called The Six Thinking Hats developed by Eduard De Bono so I decided to refer to my coping strategy as “The Six Styling Roles”. I find this very efficient because the outfit change immediately evokes the right frame of mind even in the absence of the relevant setting. Thus, in my current world the proper outfit influences the character switch, which in turn improves daily activities and decisions.