How mindfulness can help ward off anxiety during a pandemic

How mindfulness can help ward off anxiety during a pandemic

How mindfulness can help ward off anxiety during a pandemic

Keep tabs on your mental well-being as the pandemic extends into months and uncertainty continues.

BY AYTEKIN TANK [4 MINUTE READ]

Many months into the COVID-19 crisis, uncertainty looms over us like a thick sheet of smoke and uncertainty pervades. We’ve taken safety measures, attempted to boost our immune system, and binged all the articles on how to stay healthy amid the virus. It’s fair to say we’ve spent the bulk of the year fretting (with good reason) about our physical health.

But as a leader, I want to talk about something equally important: Maintaining mental well-being.

I’m not going to sugarcoat it; my own sense of security has often felt threatened these past months. I’ve juggled more hats than I ever thought possible; and like everyone else, I struggle with knowing how to deal with chronic uncertainty. As someone used to making year-long plans in advance, losing a sense of control is something I grapple with on a daily basis.

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