5 tools to change your mindset about coronavirus
Feelings of anxiety and fear have been pervasive during the coronavirus pandemic, and Americans are struggling to stay positive and resilient. Employers can help address negativity with simple strategies to increase staff productivity, says Deborah Ann Davis, author of “How to Get Your Happy On.”
“Nobody has an instruction manual, so they’re trying to figure things out from a place of fear and everybody's kind of panicking,” Davis says. “But if we just stop and look at what’s actually going on, we could calm down.”
To tackle stress and anxiety around COVID-19, companies can help employees understand that many of the challenges we’re facing now have always been present, Davis says.
“The ‘new normal’ is change. It will be different in a month, and it will be different in six months. And that's OK because we've always dealt with change,” Davis says. “You may be at home working, which is a huge change, but you’ve always had to deal with your kids, or your boss or getting income. Recognize the things you were already working with and conquering and handling and capitalize on that.”
Davis shares her tactics and tips for how to shift perspectives around COVID to build a stronger workforce.