Published May 26, 2020
So there is some glimmer of hope that the extent of the lockdown could be relaxed in some ways.
In the meantime, here are some thoughts and considerations to keep us all on track, focused and strong and ready to face the challenges of a return to working practices in due course.
|Support||We are surrounded by people that we can trust and confide in and sometimes just telling the people close to us how we are feeling can make a big difference. At home, we can talk to our nearest and dearest. Work issues you may wish to speak with colleagues, friends and of course the No Worries team are available for you.|
|Focus on what you can control||We are by nature and indeed are professional people that are normally in control of the situation. It is easy to become overwhelmed by things that are no longer within our control. Identifying what we can change and the steps, however small or big, that we can take to improve any situation can improve and restore our sense of control and resilience.|
|Believe in our abilities||Our self-esteem plays an important role in coping with stress and recovering from difficult events. Taking a moment to remind ourselves of our strengths and accomplishments will help to maintain our self-esteem. You are a good tperson, good at your job and make a positive difference to a lot of people.|
|Maintain our physical health||When we are stressed it can be all too easy to neglect our own needs. Losing our appetite, ignoring exercise, and not getting enough sleep are all common reactions to stress. Get enough sleep, keep physically active, eat healthily, and stay hydrated.Customers and client will need you to be in top form to resume helping them.|
|Establish goals||Crisis situations are daunting and it is easy to become overwhelmed by a situation, take a step back to assess what is before you. Explore solutions and break them down into realistic, manageable steps. Focus on the progress you are making and planning your next steps, rather than becoming discouraged by the amount of work ahead of you.|
|Be kind||We are human, not perfect, and should accept that we will make mistakes. We also achieve small and great things, which we should recognise and reward. Think kindly of yourselves as others do of you.|