Almost all of us have a story to tell on how we are battling, improving, and regaining our overall well being especially when the pandemic started.
Let me share with you my story. Few months after the Covid-19 started I was retrenched from my previous employer which I consider my 2nd family due to unavailability of projects and cost cutting brought by pandemic. Luckily I get hired by AECOM to be part of the Transition and Transformation team to work on the GBS Finance Transformation Program (FTP). Few months have past while I’m still adjusting with my new the new environment and work, my 10 years relationship with my partner ended suddenly. It was tough considering I have to move forward and do my responsibilities for FTP and at the same time coping with the psychological effect of being lockdown by my own and working from home with limited socializing for too long. Then few months have past my whole family got infected with Covid-19 and I lost my Mom who is very dear to me. I was caught up with grieving from one lost to another in different forms, loneliness, and being feel empty and it affects my overall well being and during that season in my life I struggled to keep reminding myself to move forward so I can function as normally as possible in every aspect of my life.
It was not easy to go through all of the challenges that was given to me. There are a lot of means and support available provided to me by my family, friends, work colleagues, my bosses and AECOM. But to be honest at first I was blinded by how I feel and the need to grieve. Wherein I forgot the “BASICS” that is already in front of me.
My AECOM colleagues and our Boss provided me their time, effort, and patience to help me cope up with life challenges and despite our busy schedules at work we still find some time to have our so called “Virtual Fun Friday” weekly which help each of us to be reminded that we can still enjoy, have fun being together and nourishing our well being even on online platform. There are also wellness program offered by AECOM like organizing a time for everyone to do Yoga and Meditate which teach us to train our minds in giving back that positive energy to ourselves for our overall well being. There are also benefits being provided by AECOM as part of our HMO to seek for professional help especially to help it’s employees to regain their mental health.
With all those resources and support provided it help me to be motivated in regaining my overall well being again wherein it made me realize that there’s a bigger world out there to be explored, that there’s a more important life lessons we have to learn, that there is “OUR OWN SELF” that we have to taken care of more than the life challenges we are facing.
Sharing this to a bigger platform that would give encouragement to everyone to look and go back to the “BASIC THINGS” in front of us and use it to nourish our well being no matter what season we are in our lives right now……..remember Life speaks to us all the time and you have to listen.