Six tips to stay calm, positive, and resilient in trying times from Penn Today. Including comment from academics at Penn State University’s Positive Psychology Center helps put things in perspective. I particularly liked point three which reminds us that “success is a moving target” and every day will feel different.
A Stoic Manual for Pandemic Survival by Donald J. Robertson. A good introduction to Stoicism and how this philosophy can help us to develop the resilience needed to navigate the current pandemic and the rest of life’s challenges. It’s a relatively long read but worth it.
There will be no ‘back to normal’ from Nesta. A speculative piece about how the world might change as a result of the pandemic. It looks at six broad areas: politics, economics, law, technology, society and culture, and the environment.
Courses and resources
Simple practices for courageous collaboration from The Joy of Teamwork. A collection of activities to help your team work well together. Based around five features of a happy, healthy team: purpose, agility, empathy, trust and openness.
A mega list of UX writing resources by Katherine Bradshaw-Jones. It’s a couple of years old but this list of books, blogs, podcasts, guides and more really is mega. Useful for UX writiers new and old.
Introduction to Content Design a course from The Government Digital Service (GDS). What’s that, free content design training from GDS? It sure is. Be sure to join before the course starts on 18 May.