This post was originally shared on AllWays Health Partners' provider blog, Best Practice.
With the start of a new year, we were curious about what members felt were the most critical areas to focus on in 2021. So, we surveyed members via our online community to see what they want to prioritize in the New Year.
As we’ve been barraged with news about COVID-19, the uncertainty of the economy, the job market, and questionable plans on school openings, we’ve entered a highly stressful period in many people’s lives. When faced with problems that are out of our control, it can be difficult to manage the stress that comes with them.
The practice of meditation and mindfulness is one method people use to cope with these feelings. More employers are beginning to offer resources related to meditation and other ways of caring for our behavioral health and the physical side-effects of stress.
There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health and made certain aspects of daily life more challenging on many levels. To better understand the pandemic's impact on health, we recently asked members of our online AllWays Community about their coronavirus-related concerns, feelings, and habits. We’re sharing those results with you today.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, many employers have implemented both voluntary and mandatory work-from-home policies for their employees. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continuously reminds us, telecommuting is an important step in “flattening the curve” of potential new infections.