How do you cope with work pressures when the world as you know it suddenly changes? How do you respond when your work, health, finances, family, and friends… are suddenly in turmoil? You didn’t ask for these changes – and it’s not feeling good.
I want to make this conversation personal because it’s about me, you, and everyone we know. At this time we want to – and must – support our teams, patients, family, and friends who feel stressed and overwhelmed. Yet we also struggle with our own emotional rollercoaster. So, start with this: It’s okay to feel everything you’re feeling right now. Know that we are all affected and feel deeply. While there is comfort in our shared experience, this moment is uniquely challenging because everyone reacts to change in different ways and at different times.
We may not be able to stop the roller coaster, but we can take steps to make the ride calmer. The first step is to is to recognize your own emotions based on what you are experiencing.
Explore below, common reactions to sudden changes caused by crisis: