It’s terrifying to learn that an illness such as coronavirus (COVID-19) is crippling so many industries and economies worldwide.
The early stages of a pandemic can be especially anxiety-provoking. During this time, we don’t know how widespread or deadly the illness is going to end up being or how long it will last and more importantly what this means for us in travel!
Feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, stress and uncertainty are normal during a pandemic. Fortunately, being proactive about your mental health can help to keep both your mind and body stronger.
12 Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health While Working From Home During COVID-19
Reading the news from reliable sources (and take breaks and limit yourself from the news and social media - it poisons your mind if you allow it too)
Recognising the things you can control, like having good hygiene and positive thoughts.
Listen to the advice given and keep yourself and others safe - do your part in the community!
Practicing self-care - meditate, yoga, singing, dancing - these all help create movement in your body that ultimately leads your body and mind to be happy!
This is your time to sharpen your mind - learn some new products, master your craft because let’s face it during busy season we never have time to do this for ourselves...and when everything is back to normal - it’s going to be extremely busy - so time now to be even more of an expert in your field!
Right now no one can control what is happening to millions of people and our industry - so as much as you can, try not to think about the “what if”. The Governments are doing all they can to support everyone and so we are just going to have to trust the process. Focus on you and what you can control.
“What you feed yourself will survive and what you starve yourself will die!” Feed yourself with gratitude each day - think of 1 thing per day you can be grateful for.
Get dressed every morning and write down 1 little goal you wish to achieve for the day. It can be super simple! But at least you accomplished something!
Spend time with loved ones - lord knows the amount of times we would just love to stay home and spend quality time together - so now is your chance!
Follow a positive podcast or live videos and feed your mind with positive! The more you surround yourself with optimistic and positive vibes it will be contagious and rub off on you!
Know that you are a rock star! The things that have or are happening in your world right now are not a reflection of you - without you, your clients would be REALLY stuck. So just remember always that every single day you make a difference in your customers lives - and once we weather the storm, you wait and see how many people they tell about how awesome you are through all this! Business will boom like never before!
Lastly - Don’t forget to also ask for help if you need it - no room for solo heroes. We are all in this together and together we will come out the other side bigger and stronger than ever!