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COPING WITH COVID FATIGUE AND UNCERTAINTY
According to The Institute for Organizational Neuroscience, it is our brain’s job to process all of the information that we take in each day and to keep us safe. Outside of our conscious awareness, our brains are also making assessments about our physical and social psychological safety. When our brains interpret a familiar situation, it is easy to process and react to that situation. When given a new or ambiguous situation, however, our brains have to work much harder to process and determine the best options.
- Taking breaks – Continue to build in micro breaks throughout your day in between meetings, and be sure to get outside each day to create a calmer, more focused brain.
- Connecting – Take the last few weeks of summer to create special moments and memories with family and friends. At work, pick up the phone once in a while instead of always relying on email.
- Controlling what you can – Limit the number of information sources you track and your overall consumption of news. Our brains are very impressionable first thing in the morning, so resist the urge to check your phone and instead take a moment to express gratitude or meditate on the day ahead.