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How To Recover From Career PTSD After COVID-19

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We're seeing a rise in cases of "career PTSD" since the COVID-19 pandemic. If you don't know what this is, it's when you're feeling anxiety and stress related to work. You feel in a funk. You feel like you can't find the right career or job for you.


Maybe you quit during the Great Resignation and haven't been able to find the right job. Or maybe you're really out of it at work and you want to fix it. But you've got depression. You've got anxiety. Work stresses you out.

Why do you feel this way?

Well, during the pandemic, we all had to juggle so much. Mental safety, physical safety, our health, our family, our friends, our work. And now, as we're trying to come back to some normalcy, our body's sort of catching up with us, and it's giving us a hard time.

So, what can you do to recover from this career-related post-traumatic stress?

Microlearning! 

@j.t.odonnell Do you have COVID Career PTSD? #careertok#jobtok#jobs#careers♬ original sound - J.T. O'Donnell

The solution lies in something called microlearning.

Microlearning occurs when you stop and take a minute or two to learn something. You're curious and that changes you. It's firing some synapses in your brain and you're getting little dopamine hits. You don't need to (and shouldn't) do hours and hours of learning every day. Just a few minutes would be a great start because your brain is going to get more curious. You're going to see more and you're going to want to learn more. And you'll actually get to a point where you're ready to learn. Then you'll ask yourself, "What's something I need to learn?"

This is where the choice becomes paramount because the secret to getting back to health is feeling a sense of control and the way we feel control is through choice. If you choose to engage in microlearning today, you'll eventually get more curious, but you'll choose what you want to learn and you'll be able to feel that sense of control again.

Microlearning is the secret to regaining that sense of control that you lost during COVID-19 and reigniting your motivation in your career. Trust me, I've been doing this for 20 years. I know it works. This is what my company has been helping people with.

With Work It Daily's Event Subscription, you can choose what you want to learn. It's an affordable resource that you can use to try the microlearning process and get your sense of control back. There are thousands of people in there right now, all talking to one another, learning together, and getting their mojo back. I hope you decide to join them. Your future professional self will thank you.

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