The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of life, including how businesses run. For many, these changes have caused anxiety and uncertainty, but staying positive is crucial as it increases your resiliency and even boosts your immunity. Try these tips to help cultivate a positive attitude that you can share with your employees.
Focus on Facts
There is so much information on the coronavirus and it changes so frequently that it can be hard to know what’s true. Make sure you’re getting your news from reliable sources such as the CDC and not giving credence to social media rumors or other sources.
Ignoring your feelings won’t make you feel better. Instead, acknowledge your negative emotions while also taking the time to find the positive. Meditation can help you be more mindful of all your feelings. It can also be helpful to start a gratitude practice, naming things you are thankful for today. This can be done privately or as a shared experience with the entire team.
Check In With Others
Just as you may be feeling negatively about the pandemic, your employees may be also. This is an important time to be there for each other – and not just about work. At the start of video calls, ask each participant for a status check, to see how they’re feeling. It’s also a good time to acknowledge successes and reassure everyone about the state of the business.
Take Care of Your Health
During a pandemic, it is essential that you take care of your body. Establish a daily routine, including balanced meals and breaks for exercise. Start and end work on a set schedule, and relax and enjoy your free time to keep your stress levels down. Be sure to check in with your doctor about any health needs during this time, as putting off concerns can make them worse and put you more at risk later.
The pandemic has made life more stressful, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still ways to feel positive. By taking the time to acknowledge and deal with any negative feelings, you can find and maintain a more positive attitude that your entire company will benefit from.