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Covid-19Mental HealthMental Health, Remote Work, and the Pandemic Blues

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is the uncertainty of life. In the first quarter of 2020, we all were terrified, frustrated, and stressed out about what unexpected turns life had taken. Many of us lost our loved ones while we struggled to find the cure against the virus. The financial impact of the virus has been irreparable – many businesses had to shut down, and many employees were given the sack. A few of us faced the worst depression and mental breakdowns of all times while the general world population settled for something unexpected, which we can term now as Digital Darwinism.

As we pass through 2021, we seemingly have accepted the changed ways our lives are being run, such as remote- work, distant learning, online shopping, etc. However, most are struggling with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress, and even substance addiction. The importance of mental health needs to be addressed with a more serious stance than before. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the pandemic has impacted nearly all of us, irrespective of age, sex, ethnicity, and religious background.

With remote working as the new norm, we understand that it is here to stay for a long time. However, we also want to find solutions to our pandemic blues and look for a solution to our mental agony. The availability of e-counseling has helped many suffering from the pandemic blues. Read on to learn more about essential ways to help you deal with mental health issues, especially when working from home.

Find Reputable Sources to Follow

The harsh truth of today’s society is that you will find many fake mental health gurus and advice-givers online, and probably also in your neighborhood. Talking to a friend can be good to cure your pandemic blues. However, we strongly recommend you stay away from the “wanna-be gurus” you can find in our online landscape. Encourage your loved ones, family, friends, and colleagues to find and share only reputable mental health sources and counselling services. Additionally, while you are remote-working, we recommend you to avoid sharing threads and news feeds that are negative, including depressing articles and information about the virus and other viruses. If you have to share and re-share anything from the internet, double-check for facts, and make sure to redirect your loved ones to reputable sources only.

Communicate Frequently – Use Video Calls

If you are an employer and have a team to handle remote-working, you might face the pressure of keeping everyone in good spirits. If this sounds like something you are dealing with, we recommend that you communicate and communicate frequently. Ditch those emails and text messages – arrange virtual meetings instead. You can use facetime, Zoom, and other platforms that will allow you to connect with your people via audio and video.

We recommend that you contact your folks daily, including general people. While communicating, be positive, assuring, and honest. You could start the conversation by acknowledging the uncertainty of the ongoing situation and the subsequent stress that it has caused everyone. If it is a client with whom you are talking, you must be prepared to confess that you don’t know the future and how everything will get back to normal.

However, never let go of the thread of hope that the entire globe is clinging to! While we acknowledge that the pandemic has taught us numerous valuable lessons of life, such as its uncertainty and the value of time and our loved ones, we have to maintain a hopeful outlook on life in general and hope for a bright, happy, and contented future.

This post has been sponsored by Kamil Web Solutions FZE

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