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Being an essential worker during this time can be pretty stressful. On top of making sure their health won’t be threatened, they also have to think about the health of others around them, and this is on top of their work.

Even if they’re not health workers, essential workers are still pretty much exposed to a lot of things to deal with, causing them stress and anxiety more so than the usual. If you’re part of this essential workforce, we’ve listed down some tips that could help you manage your stress during this time.

1. Protect your loved ones – If you live with your family especially someone who is more at risk of getting infected, it’s best to let them know your concern and the preventive measures all of you need to do to keep everyone safe as possible. This includes taking a shower as soon as you arrive at home, using face masks, and social distancing. By letting them know your concerns, you’ll be able to have a sort of peace of mind knowing they’re safe.


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2. Separate work and home life – Leave your work stresses at work once you get home. By separating those 2 lives, you’ll be able to manage your anxiety and have both physical and mental rest. This could also apply to put your work clothes in the wash, taking a shower as soon as you get home.


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3. Positive thoughts – It may seem bleak given the time that we’re in, however, do not lose hope. Continue thinking positive thoughts as it would give you the mental strength to go on and do your best. Try to go offline as much as you can. The internet can be pretty toxic at the moment.


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4. Connect with your loved ones – Reaching out to your family and friends has a lasting effect on someone. Whether you’re just talking to them over the phone or through a video call, take the time to connect with them and see how they are. No matter what the conversation will be, it will help you.


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5. Seek professional help – It’s okay to seek professional help especially if you know you need help managing your stress and anxiety. There’s no shame in admitting this. This is certainly an unprecedented time, and we’re all experiencing it for the first time just like everyone else is.


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6. Prioritize self-care – No matter what your habits and routines are for self-care, do it as long as it won’t compromise your health and work. Stay active, eat healthily, and get some good old fashioned rest as much as you can.


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These simple tips might seem to be too simple but these will certainly help improve your mental health. Just remember, the smallest changes can have a great impact on one’s life.

We know how truly important essential workers are during this time. That is why we’re very grateful to the many individuals whose lives they risk every single day just to serve others.

We also know how important it is to keep ourselves healthy during this time whether that may be physically or mentally. One of the things we know for a fact is how mental stress can be exhausting and draining, and how it can greatly affect your overall wellness.  

If you’re an essential worker, we here at RedDoorz believe that getting a good rest is very important, and one of the things you can do is to have a staycation. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive one for you to experience the best which is something we strongly believe in. You can check out all of our hotels within the country and discounts you can avail of at our website or on our mobile app for that much-needed rest now!

 

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