Emotional management in times of economic crisis
The uncertainty that accompanies economic crises can have serious psychological consequences for the people who are suffering from them. Lara de Castro, from the Human Resources team at 11Onze, gives us some advice on how to maintain our emotional well-being in adverse situations.
All crises are followed by a recovery process, but in recent years we seem to be linking crisis after crisis. Just as we were recovering from the impact of the pandemic, we found ourselves facing a disastrous economic and geopolitical situation that could worsen at any moment and culminate in a recession by the end of the year.
The consequences for our emotional well-being were evident during the confinement, and the economic crisis only adds fuel to the fire of the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression accumulated by a large part of the population. As de Castro points out, “stressful life events can lead to illness for human beings”.
Focusing on the things we can control
Despite the discomfort we may feel, keeping calm and focusing on the aspects of our personal situation that we can improve is key to avoiding the emotional saturation caused by sustained stress over time.
De Castro urges us to reinvent ourselves, “diversify and grow, both personally and professionally“, without forgetting the importance of a good social network “fundamental to relieve stress on a personal level”, surrounding ourselves with people with whom we feel good.
And although it may seem obvious in the face of an economic crisis, planning our savings can avoid unnecessary stress. As de Castro explains, “we must try not to create absurd needs” and remember that “it is not those who have the most who are richest, but those who need the least”.
If you liked this article, we recommend you read:
The hurricane of calamities3 min read
The energy crisis, runaway inflation, record public debt and
How to avoid impulsive shopping?3 min read
Now that Black Friday and Christmas are coming, we’d