Coping with Self Isolation

With many countries extending their periods of lockdown billions are stuck at home. With it affecting so many people they are needing to find new innovative ways to stay positive and keep themselves busy.

People who are accommodated to living within confinement of lengthy periods of time are astronauts. Peggy Whitson the first female commander of the International Space Station (ISS) was recently featured in an article (Here’s what astronauts and submariners say about coping with self-isolation). Whitson wrote about keeping busy and active when there is little to be done. “What are the things that you would do if you had more time? Is it to read? Is it to maybe write poetry or do art? What is the thing that has been in the back of your head?”

Scott Kelly who also featured in this article notes how having a schedule can create stability and keeps up positivity. He says “You will find maintaining a plan will help you and your family adjust to a different work and home life environment. And don’t forget to include in your schedule a consistent bedtime.”

Although isolating can sometimes be stressful, thanks to the internet there has never been a better time to do it. Now can be a good time to prepare for your next career move, as once business restarts their will large candidates’ pools applying for a limited amount of vacancies. Taking an hour out of your daily schedule to explore your career aspects can enhance your chance of finding your next role.

How can you use Covid-19 to help improve your career prospects?

• Brush up your CV
• Polish your online presence to make the most of social media for your job hunt.
• Explore whether online learning may be worthwhile to improve your skills.
• Study the past of your industry online or read more news articles about important issues of the present day.

At Agreus, we would like to remind everyone to remain safe, to take sensible precautions and, above all, to protect yourself. We are with you and with any assistance and finding new approaches moving forward.

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