How to combat stress and anxiety in the workplace

It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with many places at least partially shut down and others struggling to reopen safely. Most of us are in areas where coronavirus infection rates are slowly getting better, but it is uncertain what may come next, what the “new normal” will be regarding work, education and daily living. All of us are watching the headlines and wondering, “When is this going to end?”

For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. This uncertainty makes it all too easy to catastrophise and spiral out into overwhelming dread and panic. But there are many things you can do, even in the face of this unique crisis, to manage your anxiety and fears. •Stay away from the news – be selective. Learn which are trusted sources

  • Focus on things within your control – sanitising, masking, physical distancing, shopping only when necessary
  • Stay connected – even if physically distant
  • Take care of your body and spirit – create routines, commune with nature, exercise regularly
  • Help others – this gives meaning and purpose

 

Here is a quick list of 8 foods known to combat anxiety and distress: 

Asparagus, Avocado, Bluenerries, Turkey, Almonds, Yoghurt, Spinach, Salmon.

 A bonus 9th: Dark Chocolate!

 

East slowly, be conscious of what you are putting into your body, appreciate every day of health!