Since COVID-19 touched down with a significant impact in March 2020, many Canadian workers found themselves relocating to home-based work and using virtual meeting technology to communicate with clients and colleagues alike.
With the second wave of the pandemic upon us, workers are still relegated to working from home and using virtual communication tools. Lately, I’ve heard many people say that they are “Zoomed out.” It is no wonder when statistics from Zoom Video Communications showed a rise from 200 million daily meeting participants in March 2020 to 300 million the following month.
Our reliance on virtual communications might be straining our state of mental health during these uncertain times. Mix in a few other complicating factors including a rapidly approaching year-end, an unprecedented holiday season and stress that already existed before the pandemic and it creates a perfect storm.
While we are given data about rising mental health concerns, it is the practical, accessible and free resources that may actually help stem the tide of emotional, mental and/or physical exhaustion many are experiencing.
As a professional coach and business consultant, it is my training as a certified meditation teacher and Ayurvedic educator that is most valuable when it comes to this topic.
These five common sense tips are intended to help you, and those you fear might not be coping well, stay connected during the dark, cold, winter ahead.