“Should I quit my job due to stress during COVID-19?”
Stenquist first says that you should ask yourself why you’re looking outside of yourself to find an answer to such a personal question. She goes on to say that she would wonder if you have a history of distrusting yourself. Also ask what in your life has taught you that you don’t have the answers to those questions? Creating a relationship of trust with yourself is very important.
Further, are you meeting your needs? How are you struggling to meet your needs or struggling to know what your needs are? But we are all responsible to meet our own needs. And if stress is causing you to make a life decision, like quitting your job, maybe there’s some needs that are not being met.
Also, it’s important to remember that at times like this, during a global pandemic, our stress levels are going to go up and our self-care needs need to kind of come up to match it. So she also highly recommends looking for more effective self-care routines and rituals, things that can help you to manage your stress because frankly, stress can be managed. If you feel like you don’t know how to manage your stress, begin there.
Finally, if you need help managing stress or developing a self-care routine, consider working with a mental health professional. You don’t even have to leave the house, you can work with a counselor online in phone counseling or video counseling.
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