Early career researchers and PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. This workshop is for students, early career researchers and practitioners who want to: • Understand resilience • Explore data on mental health amongst researchers • Learn tools, tips, and techniques to be more […]
Job losses – let alone those we’re living through now as a result of COVID – are tough to deal with.
We’ve been in various forms of lock-down and physical isolation for nearly two months. And, in Victoria (Australia) at least, we appear to be coming towards the last stages of the strictest forms of physical isolation. Returning to work in the office, seems not far off.
COVID-19 has wacked economies for six across the world. In Australia, the unemployment rate is 5.2%.i Although government support and rebatesii will hopefully prevent catastrophic job losses, the expectation is the unemployment rate will jump to over 10%iii before the end of the COVID-19 crisis.
We are told we need to be resilient and that we need to develop our resilience, but how? Here I cover 6 strategies: 1. Catch your thoughts. 2. Analyse your thoughts. 3. Be mindful. 4. Be grateful. 5. Have a diverse life. 6. Know your values and live in alignment with them.