The pandemic has caused many people to worry about their jobs and their future. It has escalated stress and anxiety at a time when people need to stay calm. Here are tips for maintaining your mental health during this time of ongoing indefinite crisis.
Limit the information you consume about the pandemic.
Stick with the most credible sources such as the World Health Organization or local health officials to stay updated on COVID-19. However, don’t let this research take all of your time, and be careful not to react to everything you read about it. There are plenty of websites trying to use the pandemic to get attention. Many of them are just trying to capitalize on fear.
Try various stress reduction techniques such as deep breathing and grounding exercises.
A technique known as box breathing involves counting to four while gradually breathing in, holding your breath for a four-count, and finally breathing out while counting to four. Repeating this process can help you relax. The more relaxed you are, the more your overall well-being and clarity of mind will benefit.
Consider using virtual stress management tools.
In other words, reach out for support from mental health organizations that offer online resources. Think about developing an online hobby that interests you. The cloud offers software solutions for every industry and hobby imaginable. A person who wants to become a graphic artist, for example, can take online courses and tap into cloud services that provide professional tools. Another way of using the internet to relieve stress is to join an online forum or social media group devoted to a topic you want to explore.
Focus your energy on what you can control and find help for things out of your control.
Despite the pressure to meet challenges, you can only fix a limited number of problems on your own. Getting help from others with more experience can resolve problems quicker. Keep a list of items that concern you and categorize them based on things you can and can’t control. As far as the coronavirus, you can control its spread by limiting your public exposure, wearing a mask, and washing your hands.
Prepare your own meals.
Going to restaurants was fun in the past, but it can get expensive and it increases your risk of exposure to COVID-19. You can save money by preparing your meals as well as boosting your nutritional intake by exercising control on what you are consuming. Eating healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables can raise your energy level, making your work more enjoyable.
Take steps toward making a smooth transition to work-at-home activities.
Even if you still commute to an office, it’s good to prepare yourself for working at home to ensure business continuity if shutdowns and curfews get stricter. A company that offers remote work opportunities likely needs a strong computer setup, reliable internet, and the right cloud platform.
Seek help from others if you reach dead ends in your search for better work.
A job search can be long and frustrating, especially in crisis times. Make a list of friends you can turn to for brainstorming about career ideas. Due to the pandemic, many careers are starting to be built online out of necessity through social networks. You will empower yourself by building a network full of thought leaders.
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