August 01, 2020
The unprecedented events of 2020 have brought the world to its knees. Starting the first quarter of the year, the global COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down industries, toppled economies, and taken half a million lives. People have been quick to call 2020 the “worst year”—at least of their lifetime. And the year isn’t even over yet.
For business owners and workers hoping to recover, no other skill is as needed right now as resilience, or ”the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events”, as defined by Everyday Health. Being able to adapt to the rising challenges may not fix all our problems, but it will definitely bring us to a better and more manageable situation.
Here’s how to build resilience in these trying times:
While it’s completely understandable that rising bills and worrisome news are making you anxious, having a clear mind will help you make the right decisions during these crucial times.
Stop and take a breather. Realign your priorities and assess as objectively as you can as to what can and can’t be controlled. For instance, you might be unable to lower your bills, but you can find other streams of revenue. You need to determine what you’re willing to sacrifice to alleviate the circumstances for you and your family. Once you’ve grounded yourself on these realities, you can start working towards your goals more efficiently.
For business owners—stop and reflect on your recovery strategy. Crisis management expert Edward Segal explains how returning businesses should take delicate measures by establishing policies to keep staff members safe and healthy, and readying contingency plans in case another crisis occurs.
In order to work towards our goals in the middle of a pandemic, our mind and body have to be in tip-top shape. Practicing deep breathing and meditation can calm us down during moments of panic. These will help us see situations objectively and make more grounded decisions.
According to the World Health Organization, starting with 3–4 minutes of light intensity physical movement, such as walking or stretching, is enough to improve our blood circulation. With regular exercise, we reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and various cancers—all of which increase susceptibility to COVID-19.
“We may be socially distant, but we don’t need to be socially isolated,” writes Lisa Curtis in a Forbes article. Communicating with loved ones via technology can’t fully replace face-to-face interaction, but it can go a long way in difficult times like these. By cultivating our personal relationships and being there for one another, “we can build a loving and supporting community that will endure long after the crisis fades.”
Similarly, entrepreneurs, business owners, and workers “will need social networks and local connections more than ever to regain their footing,” writes Dane Stangler. “Community strength will be essential in helping people re-connect, build new networks, and support each other.”
While thousands of companies have been forced to adapt to the new work norms, more and more businesses have re-opened and employees slowly return to work. This time, they have to rely even more heavily on the flexibility and safety of their workplace. It is of utmost importance that their home away from home is equipped to keep them safe and healthy.
The good news is Clock In by Ayala Land Offices’ doors are open to provide a safe workspace for you. Our presence in major central business districts ensures accessibility of our services to a location closest to your home or wherever you may be. We offer business solutions with flexible lease durations to better accommodate your company’s budgetary strategies. Just remember to follow our safety measures and #ClockInSafely with us.
The year isn’t over yet, and we can face its challenges together with utmost resilience. Let us know what you need, and we can make these arrangements possible for you and your company.