Friday, May 22, 2020

How To Deal With The Worries And Concerns That Come With COVID-19

There is no denying that the outbreak of COVID-19 is a concerning and worrying time for many people. Whether you’re concerned about your finances, returning to work, worried about your loved ones, or stressed about simple tasks like food shopping, you need to remember that you are not alone in this.

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But how do you deal with the worries and concerns that you do have? Let’s have a look at some of them below:

It may be that you are now working fewer hours, lost your job, working remotely, or are now been asked to return work, any one of these could leave you feeling a little bit worried about the security of your employment. It’s a good idea to speak to your manager and keep in regular contact with your colleagues. You should also make sure you are aware of any workplace COVID-19 rights. If you’re concerned about your employment it’s always best to speak out about it, whether it’s directly to your manager, a counselor, or your family and friends. There is a lot of people in the same boat and they would probably appreciate the support too.

This could very well be linked to your employment concerns, but there has been a lot of people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and it could be a while before they are able to get back on track. There has been a huge amount of support from people like creditors and lenders who have offered things like payment holidays or a temporary reduction in costs. It’s important not to get too concerned about this, as long as you set a budget that you can stick to you can make it through the other side. If you can, you should try to save a little bit form each month, you never know what is going to happen in the future, and having a safety blanket for that ‘just in case’ moment is something that can help you feel less worried about your finances.

Something that many people have now become worried about is been able to get the basic household essentials that you need to live. One big reason for this is because right at the start numerous people were seen panic buying, which led to others feeling the need to panic buy and thus, leaving the shelves bare of essentials like toilet rolls, antibacterial hand gel, or wash, long-life milk, and potatoes. It has, however, now calmed down and the majority of items are well stocked in all grocery stores. The new concern is not feeling safe when you are out doing your shop. It has been strongly advised to try and order your food shopping online but being able to confirm a time slot in advance has become near impossible. When you go into a crowded public space, make sure you follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask. You should also get changed and wash your clothes when you return home.

These are three of the most common areas that people are becoming worried and concerned over through this time. Is there anything that you are doing to help with these? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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