Staying sane & staying stimulated, while staying home.

Staying sane & staying stimulated, while staying home.

Nobody knows what the new “normal” will look like when the dust settles on the COVID-19 chaos. For now, that’s okay. There’s a long road ahead and the whole world is trying to forge a new path.

Luckily, humans are remarkably adaptable.

In fact, adaptability might be THE defining characteristic of our species. Our ability to think creatively and come up with solutions to threats to our survival has seen us through pandemics, world wars, and a changing climate.

We’ll adapt again. We have to. And actually, we already are…

We’re figuring out remote working, online meetings and conferences, and home-schooling, and finding ways to stay sane and stimulated while social distancing. Nothing will be the same again. And that’s kind of exciting.

Necessity will force us to innovate and thrive. We’ll disrupt our own disruption.

We’ve been adapting to changes in our industry for years. When we needed a stage, we converted a truck into a gig rig. When we needed a hospitality space, we used containers to create stages. And when we needed an RSVP system, we built one of the most robust and powerful in the industry.

Adaptability, flexibility, and agility are keys to survival. We’re going to need resilience and resolve to get through this. Master your mind, keep it healthy, remain productive, and you’re halfway there.


NEVER HALF-ARSE A VIRTUAL

Forget awkward Zoom calls and thrown-together live-streams. What the world needs now are magnificently staged virtual live events that use state-of-the-art audiovisual tech and techniques to present brands and concepts as they should be. Events that immerse people; that get them excited.

At 360 Degrees we believe that now is the time to create something entirely new, novel, and engaging. Millions of people are sitting at home, bored as hell, desperate to be entertained. They’re waiting for you to come and save them. From themselves. And banana bread. Here’s what you need to know.


ONLY THE BEST

Sharing, caring, and all that good stuff. These are the service providers who are helping to keep us motivated during this crazy time:
For visualisation and video production, contact Amy Difford.
For powerful copy, content, or writing training, contact Tiffany Markman.
For Google Ads that convert into rock-solid leads, contact BOLD ONLINE.
And for exceptional graphic design, contact Daniel Janks.
At 360 Degrees, we rely on this core team of outsourced talent, and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them. They’re rockstars.

ONE FOR THE ROAD


Not ready to go the whole hog into virtual eventing just yet? Start with your team presentations and meetings. Mentimeter gives you a taste of what you can achieve with a virtual event: real-time input from remote teams, live quizzes and polls, and interactive presentations. Check it out.

ONE LAST THING:

We’re not sure about you, but we’re feeling a lot of pressure to make the most of lockdown. Learn a new language! Master a new skill! Start a business! Work out every day! What if we don’t emerge from lockdown transformed? Does that mean that we lack “discipline” or “motivation”?

Enough with the guilt-tripping. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic and an economic crisis. People are losing their jobs and their loved ones, and we’re all trying to not lose our minds. We’re in fight or flight mode. Big time.

We need to be kinder to ourselves and to back away from the pressure to do more and be more. Surviving is enough.

So we’re spending more time meditating, breathing deeply, sitting in silence, and being present with our feelings. Studies have found that sitting in silence for 15 minutes a day alters the genes that regulate inflammation, circadian rhythms, and glucose metabolism. This, in turn, decreases blood pressure, anxiety, depression, pain, and insomnia. Start with 15-30 minutes a day, two to three times a week. Here are a few tools to get you going:

Meditation apps:
Headspace: Android | iOS
Calm: Android | iOS
The Mindfulness App: Android | iOS
Stop, Breathe & Think: Android | iOS
10% Happier: Android | iOS
Let go of expectations. Let go of control. Focus on creating positive mental habits. Focus on surviving.