Anxious due to the pandemic

Feeling very anxious and stressed about work at the moment, as my clients drop one by one over these last months due to the pandemic and all of the economic effects… and it feels like after years of building my business I’m left with nothing and starting from scratch.

I’ve been through this many times before as someone who’s been self employed for around 8 years, especially when I did contract work and was constantly having to find new clients, but the extra X factor of a global pandemic and lockdown adds so much confusion and uncertainty that it’s hard to be fully confident that I will figure it out. So much of it is out of my hands and many businesses have to cut costs or are forced to close down.

The mental health effects of all of this have to be tremendous as we all get burdened with so much stress and anxiety from the uncertainty. My story is only one of many and it’s hit me harder than I’ve ever had to deal with. I’m grateful for all the support that I’ve received and the tools I still have access to in order to get through it. One day at a time.

— Bryce Evans

 

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