I'm currently working with clients who, due to the impact of Covid-19, have recently been made redundant. It goes without saying that it's a difficult and worrying time for each of them.
Outside of world wars, there hasn't been another period that has seen such change, on a worldwide scale, in such a short time. In the space of a few short months, our personal and professional lives have been turned upside down. We've looked at some of the immediate repercussions for families, but the consequences for our careers could be very long lasting.
As restrictions begin to ease across the UK, you might be mistaken for thinking that things are getting back to normal. However, for many of us, both men and women, our personal and professional lives are going to look different from now on.
I heard a lady on the radio the other day use the example of being on a plane and how the safety talk always urges you to put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others. This is exactly what you should be doing right now. However much is on your plate, you cannot help others if you don't take care of yourself first.
These are unprecedented times. Almost overnight, many people have found their working and home lives suddenly turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of workers have suddenly had to start working from home, with the added stress of losing their childcare overnight. Add in the worry caused by the very real threat of a global pandemic to our health, our lives and our livelihoods, and you've got a mix that can very easily lead to stress and anxiety.