JTS: Meanwhile

To say that 2020 has been a challenge is an understatement. COVID-19 has been unprecedented, unexpected, scary and has thrown a wrench in people’s lives. We’ve found ourselves in a period of health and economic uncertainty. The way we live and work has forever changed. Many have lost their livelihood. This situation has exacerbated and unveiled many social woes that have plagued the world at large. Keeping mentally healthy has become more and more vital as we are all experiencing high level of stress.

Without further ado, below are some resources to help you navigate career and health.

Reveinventing your career in the age of Covid-19 – Havard Business Review (HBR)

6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Your Job Security During the Pandemic (and Beyond)

How To Job Search In The Age Of COVID-19, According To A Career Coach

Finding Jobs And Building Careers In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond

LISTEN

The Best Way to Make a Career Change While Social Distancing

review your finances

Budgeting Made Easy: The Trick That Will Keep You From Overspending

take a little time to exercise

We’ve all been shuttered in our homes, at least for those who can. Many of us are eating more and have become more sedentary. Exercising at home may not be possible due to work, school and other commitments. However, without healthy body and mind, we cannot meet any of those commitments.

10 minutes is at times all you need

make it fun!!!

SPEAK WITH SOMEONE

Mental health is still very much stigmatized. Thankfully, we’ve made some strides in addressing our mental health.

Many large corporations offer Employee Assistance Program. Reach out to your benefits department.

If you need immediate assistance, remember you are not alone. Reach out to your local church, community center and they will help you find someone to talk to.

Some reading

Tory Burch: ‘We are using the pandemic as an opportunity to reset’ – CNBC

Self-Care Is An Act of Revolution When You Are Black – ESSENCE

Online Mental Health Resources for Black Women – THEEVERYGIRL

How To Help Someone With Anxiety, According to Mental Health Experts – Refinery29

In essence, we are all navigating the unknown in a politically charged atmosphere. It behooves upon us to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves and do what is right. My intent is not to preach but to remind us that we have to take personal responsibility. When you don’t know, let’s err on the side of caution.

Meanwhile, take care of yourselves.

#AloneTogether #Yoga #Mentalhealth

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