For several weeks we have been experiencing major stress. There are existential fears, lifestyle and certain perspective changes and our brain needs time and discipline to get used to all these sudden changes.
We need to be perseverent and responsible in order to keep our daily routine, with previously established activities, to take action and not let our minds sabotage us.
Here are some ideas about what can help us maintain our emotional balance whilr working from home, during which times of depression and anxiety may occur:Read More
Behave as you are leading a normal life: wake up in the morning, take a shower, get ready, wear the accessories you were wearing when you went to the office.
Clearly define the sleeping area of the work area.
Keep in touch with colleagues (video and audio). We are social beings, it is natural to stay connected and technology offers us this possibility.
The brain needs different stimuli so it is important to have as many activities as possible: exercise, cooking, coloring, dancing, yoga or deep breathing exercises because they stimulate creativity.
You can take online courses that help you acquire some useful skills in your professional life. Make a list of what you want to learn and look for solutions or people who can help you.
Organize your agenda and evening program.
Set your work schedule hour by hour, including lunch break.
Meditation and mindfulness help you stay in touch with your emotions.
“The morning pages” – to clear your brain of negative thoughts, fear or anxiety and to start the day with a clear mind and more energy, write in the morning, as soon as you wake up, 3 pages. Write down absolutely everything that goes through your mind. As long as you keep them in mind, your fears will block you and drain you of energy, but when you put them on paper (not necessarily handwritten), they will no longer have the same power over you and you will notice how they disappear at the moment. You’ll be aware of what generates your fears and how to eliminate them.
Practice gratitude – even if you go through a difficult time, say more often “thank you”. Identify the people, situations and challenges for which you are grateful, note what is going on well in your life and observe what each experience teaches you and what opportunities it brings.
We have sought to give you the advice of some professionals in order to overcome as easily as possible this challenge that we are experiencing today. Here is what we found out.