Life has a funny way of throwing you curve balls. When you think that your life is on an even keel with a great job, excellent promotion prospects, and a fantastic home life, something can come along and make you question everything. The global pandemic of 2020 is one of the largest curve balls that our generation has faced. We now have more worries than ever as we are concerned about the health of our brood, the stability of our jobs, and our ability to remain social creatures. Take a look at how you can manage anxiety and stress and start overcoming the curve balls thrown your way.
Overcoming The Curve Balls Thrown Your Way
As the coronavirus crisis hit, we became acutely aware of how much we cared about our family. We are no longer fussed about the swanky car on the driveway or the five star holiday we take in the summer. We want our family safe, secure, healthy and together. In the UK, if you have a partner from another country and Brexit is worryingly looming, consider seeking legal advice on the policy of indefinite leave to remain for a UK spouse. Specialist immigration lawyers can help you achieve the family stability that you crave and you won’t have the worries and stress that goes along with this.
If your family is used to going out and being social, the sudden requirement to stay at home more to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be challenging. Ensure that you design activities for the kids at home to prevent boredom and use this opportunity to spend quality time together.
If you are concerned about the stability of your job because you are part of an industry that has been hit hard by the impact of the coronavirus such as tourism, hospitality or retail, it’s time to consider your options early. Rather than burying your head in the sand with money worries, think about enhancing your CV and making it ready for a new role should redundancy loom. Yes, competition for jobs will be fierce but you have as good a chance as anyone if you upskill and prepare for applying for jobs. Alternatively, you might be keen to grasp the chance to start your own business. This could be the moment that you turn that business dream into a money making reality.
Our ability to be physically close to others has diminished this year. We have had to rely on the virtual world to bring us closer to family and friends. Think about setting up regular weekly Zoom meetings with family where you can allow grandparents to see grandchildren and you can celebrate birthdays when they occur. Think about setting up a weekend drinks night with friends and enjoy a virtual quiz or games evening. While you may have to be physically distant, you don’t have to be socially distant otherwise loneliness and feelings of isolation can kick in.
Follow this simple guide and you can tackle those curve balls that life throws at you head on.