Stress & burnout - amidst the pandemic

Posted on 28/05/2020 by Danica Pagsisihan


Cigna released a survey in March 2019, which shows that people in Singapore are among the most highly stressed globally, with a shocking 92% of people saying they are stressed with work, and 13% saying that stress is unmanageable. Imagine how much more this would rise amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic? 

While it should be the employer's job to help improve the mental well-being of the employee in the workplace, it is not always that easy.

Therefore, below are a few simple tips to reduce your stress and anxiety during this Covid19 pandemic:

  • Do not obsess about the news. Discipline yourself not to look at the news by the hour or by the minute. It is good to be informed but it's destructive when you read misinformation or information overload from different content sources.
  • Focus on who is in front of you. It can be distracting to work from home while you have the kids playing and running around. But from a different perspective, now is the best time to make up for lost time with your loved ones at home or even friends who you can video call during the “Circuit Breaker” period.
  • Take a moment to yourself and breathe. You have got plenty of chance now, might as well take advantage of it.

“But I cannot stop thinking about whether I will have a job tomorrow or in the next month” or, “How can I relax when I just lost my job?” Well obsessing about it day in and day out will not solve the problem either, so have a read about our blog 'Death of a job: Recovering from redundancy' which guides you on the steps to take if your job becomes redundant.

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