Take Care Of Your Psychological Wellbeing - Deepstash

Take Care Of Your Psychological Wellbeing

  1. Structure your day so that there is some feeling of control.
  2. Learn a new skill.
  3. Stay in touch with your friends and loved ones.
  4. Exercise regularly.
  5. In case you skipped the previous point, exercise regularly.
  6. Respect the space and privacy of others.
  7. Go out and get some fresh air.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Why do I feel angsty and cabin fever-y if I’m inside for more than a few hours?

Cabin fever is a kind of physiological uneasiness... a feeling of restlessness and irritability that happens when we are stuck indoors, or are confined to a small place with many others. The angsty restlessness was a shared experience of millions of people last year during the lockdown months.

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  1. Autonomy: Choosing what we want to do by ourselves.
  2. Competence: Experiencing the satisfaction of completing our aims, goals or desires.
  3. Relatedness: Feeling connected to others.

Being confined to a single place robs us of all our three basic psychological needs.

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Feeling stuck indoors

Cabin fever can be described as a feeling of restlessness and irritability when we are stuck indoors.

Confinement can frustrate what psychologists consider to be our three basic psychological needs:

  • Autonomy (choosing what we do)
  • Competence (feeling like we're achieving our aims
  • Relatedness (feeling connected to others)

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Accept that you have to put in place remote work systems, even if more than half of your employees ultimately revert to office-based work.

  • If done right, a remote-first infrastructure will allow your employees' flexibility to be productive whenever, wherever.
  • It also opens up the ability to hire the best people regardless of locale.
  • It gives your organization a high degree of resilience.

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  • The odds you will get hit.
  • The average consequences of getting hit.
  • The tail-end consequences of getting hit.

The first two are easy to understand. It’s the third that’s hardest to learn, and can often only be learned through experience.

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