First coffee, then what’s your temperature?

What’s your Body Temperature?

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms. Fever is one of the common symptoms to look out for.

A fever is the body’s way of warning you that something is off and can be a sign that your body is trying to fight an illness or infection. “For COVID-19, a high fever can be a presenting symptom, however there are other viruses to consider if fever is the only symptom,” says Renee Dougherty, D.O., a primary care physician with Hackensack Meridian Medical Group. “Influenza is still prevalent and something to be considered in a patient with a fever. Additionally, some bacterial infections, such as strep throat can cause a fever as well, although additional symptoms are normally present.” The CDC considers a person to have a fever when he or she has measured temperature of 100.4°F (38°C). Read more here.

By the same token, COVID-19 is affecting people’s lives, careers, relationships, etc., in very different ways.

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What’s Your Emotional Temperature?

Are you measuring your emotional temperature? Are you paying attention to what’s going on with you right now?

To measure your body temperature, you use a thermometer. To help you take your emotional temperature, you could, for example, rate the following areas of your life on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being this sucks, 5 being this is awesome).

Leadership: How do you feel about your work, career or business effectiveness and success?
Friends: How is your social (distancing) life? Your friendships and support system?
Family: How are your personal relationships? Your partner or spouse? Your children? Your parents?
Personal Passion: Do you have personal passion projects, hobbies or fun activities that fulfill you while in quarantine?
Spiritual: You can interpret this one any way you like. It could be your faith, mental health, personal journey or mindset.
Health: Are you happy with your physical health and wellness? What are you feeding your body? What are you feeding your mind?

Source: Goal Setting: 5 Science Backed Steps to Setting and Achieving Your Goals).

Then, you could set an intention for those areas of your life that may not be where you want them to be right now.

After setting an intention, you may want to go into the specific goals you would like to define in order to move from intentions to action and results. However, if you want to stay here for now, for a while longer, just reflecting on where you are, that’s ok too.

Give yourself a moment to check in with yourself and set an intention for the day.
For example: Today I’m in complete alignment with myself, with my values and with what’s important to me.
Let it go.
Notice how you feel.

Whether to explore where you are, or to start defining your goals and deciding on an action plan, I’m happy to partner with you.

Tool of the week: Gabrielle Bernstein: The Universe Has Your Back

The tool of this week is somewhat out of character for me. It has a religious tone that I don’t usually embrace however, just like it says it above, you can interpret this one any way you like: it could be your faith, you can call it higher power, universe… just notice if there’s anything in here for you.

“In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, motivational speaker, life coach and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein shares five steps to what she calls “spiritual surrender.” In a deeply personal and emotional talk, Gabrielle explains why she believes the universe will always have your back. “It’s one of the most vulnerable talks I’ve ever given,” Gabrielle says.”

Listen to the podcast here (21:29 min).