In the business realm, transformation can be beneficial to success. But what if the transformation your business is experiencing is having to close due to the pandemic? If you’re looking for support to navigate this sort of transition, the self-care resources and coping tips below can help.
Pay Attention to Your Mental Health
Do you feel like you’ve been on an emotional roller coaster since your business closed? Then you may need to take some time to work through this grieving process. While we tend to reserve the “grief” for the loss of a loved one, the truth is that it’s normal to feel the same sort of emotions when you experience other losses in your life. That includes the loss of your business or even the loss of the sense of security you felt before this crisis.
All of this is to say that taking care of your mental health is so important right now. So before you jump into any future business or career ventures, hit pause and find the emotional support you need to get through these tough times. That support can come from supplements that can help preserve your brain function and help protect your emotional health. Of course, it’s always a good idea to check in with your healthcare provider before starting any supplements.
You can also find the compassionate support you need right now through one of several mental health resources available online. These resources have been set up to provide much-needed emotional support for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From wellness apps to virtual counseling, there are so many options to help you cope with your loss.
But Also Take Good Care of Your Body
Have you also been experiencing physical pain and fatigue since your business closed? If so, these may very well be the physical manifestations of depression and/or stress. In addition to headaches, digestion issues and other discomforts, these symptoms can make it even harder to push on with the everyday activities you need to stay healthy and move on with your life.
One way you can combat the physical and emotional effects of depression, anxiety, and stress is to get exercise. While motivating yourself to get moving can be difficult when you’re feeling down and out, doing so will encourage the production of mood-boosting chemicals in your brain. You will also have more energy to devote to your future career endeavors.
If you need a little help getting started, having a fitness tracker could do the trick. A smartwatch that has fitness tracking built in, like fall detection, emergency SOS, electrocardiogram generation, and the ability to play music on the go could provide the extra push you need.
Then Start Working on Your Career Goals
Taking care of yourself should be your top priority right now. Even so, it’s also okay to begin thinking about the future. It can also be helpful to look back and determine what sort of lessons you can learn from the closing of your business and pandemic in general. Perhaps you’ve learned to laugh more to reduce stress or listen more attentively to others and yourself.
You can then take these lessons and apply them to your recovery. Start by setting short-term and long-term goals. Maybe a short-term goal could be finding a side-gig to generate income while you plan your next step. A long-term goal could be to eventually open a new business. If you do plan on opening a business again, keep in mind that the pandemic has posed greater challenges of landing clients, and focus on executing new strategies for long-term success.
Losing your business can be devastating, but this loss doesn’t have to hold you back permanently. Take good care of yourself now, so that you can learn from this setback and find even more success in the future. You can get through this with the right resources and support. If you’re planning to start a new business, reach out to Seeker Solutions so that we can handle the operations for you and help make your business as efficient as possible.