Complete Story


How to Manage Yourself During This Difficult Time

Give careful attention to your schedule

Breaks are necessary

Life was hard enough for the one-third of Americans who had wrestled with anxiety prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the disease that has killed almost 100,00 in the United States, left millions unemployed and socially distanced many people from friends and family is causing fear, isolation and financial distress—a mentally toxic combination for many.

In fact, almost half of adults in the United States, 45 percent, say that worry and stress related to the coronavirus and the resulting economic downturn are hurting their mental health, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

We asked Harvard business school experts who study well-being to share strategies for coping with this unsettling period to prevent the coronavirus blues from taking a huge toll–both personally and professionally.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Harvard Business School Working Knowledge.

Printer-Friendly Version