The coronavirus pandemic means that we all have our eyes on the World Health Organization. According to the WHO, more than 264 million people around the world are suffering from depression. With the new calls for self-isolation around the world, such individuals are a great risk for a decrease in mental wellbeing.
In the United States, approximately 7% of all adults have reported severe depression over the last year. Far more heartbreaking — the new study on mental health in America reveals suicidal ideation in more than 10.3 million American adults.
Today, more than ever, when we are experiencing rapid global change and uncertainty. Therefore, it is extremely important right now to hold on to our job and your sense of productivity. To learn more about how to keep your job during a pandemic, continue reading.
What We Need To Learn
The following is the guide to what we learned from the Great Depression. It also refers to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are going to lose their jobs, this we know. So who’s going to be laid off first?
It may have something to do with whether you’re someone who’s chosen your particular work because you really love it or whether you’re one of the 86% of workers who more or less just want a paycheck.
COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle and lift critical health care and prevention issues. More recently, the spread of the virus has led to the cancelation of many activities and conferences, and many companies have requested their workers to work from home.
What’s important during this pandemic is that you remain positive. Here are some tips you can consider to help you with your job and overall work.
Remember What’s Important
A sudden change in your life, even if slight, can make you feel disturbed and confused. Be gentle with yourself and others around you when adapting. Note that it is entirely appropriate to give priority to the wellbeing of you and your loved ones.
Patience Is A Virtue
This can be a challenging and uncertain time. When adjusting to changes in lifestyles and routines, it is important to remember to be patient. The crucial part of all the unanswered questions is to figure out the right steps to take under your particular circumstances. Practice faith in yourself, your boss, and the people around you.
Keep Yourself Healthy
Reducing tension is one of the most important ways to make sure you are at your best. Take time to focus on your mental and physical health by taking easy steps, such as exercise, drinking enough water, and getting enough sleep. Doing so will help you concentrate on work or set you up to succeed in pursuing a new job.
Set Up A Workspace
Confine your office to a small area of your home so that your work does not conflict with the lives of other family members. Have a room that you designate as your workstation instead of reading emails, voicemails, or texting in front of your TV or disseminating work on the kitchen table.
Make your room a stress-free place of quiet and peace where you can focus. If you don’t have a separate space, consider an area with limited traffic flow or a corner of space off the main floor.
Do Your Best To Concentrate
Block a neighbor’s dog’s barking, unnecessary noise from family members, or ambient traffic with noise-canceling headphones or earbuds.
Research shows that a delicate combination of soft music coupled with soothing sounds of nature, such as waterfalls, raindrops, a flowing stream, or ocean waves, activates the relaxing portion of your brain, helps you focus, and reduces your heart rate and blood pressure.
Tell Everyone In Your House To Avoid Coming Into Your Workspace
Discourage immediate interference. Whether you’re a teacher or a doctor, friends don’t just come by the office to talk, hang out, or interrupt work. But even well-meaning friends, family members, and neighbors think working at home is different. Interruptions and drop-ins may lead to a lack of concentration and procrastination.
It is necessary to avoid intrusions into your workplace by reminding others that while the position of your work has changed, it is no different from any other career requiring privacy and focus. Notify them that you are unavailable during work hours at home and can not be interrupted.
As tragic as it is, the coronavirus is a reminder that time is scarce and that life as we know it can change in a split second. By making a commitment to you to stay optimistic and successful, given the lockout, you can help to keep your well-being and career prosperous.