Emotions during the war in Ukraine

We are now accompanied by a lot of emotions.

The dominant ones are helplessness, anxiety, and uncertainty about the further course of events. We consider various scenarios, and wonder how they will affect our families, professional life, economic situation, and safety. We ask ourselves many questions. This fear and anxiety concern all of us – Ukrainians, Poles, and Russians.

“I feel devastated, sad, and scared. I don’t know what I can do, writes a young Russian. “I can not sleep. What is happening is terrifying, ”says the Ukrainian.

This is another crisis affecting our mental health. Another one after Covid, was also associated with a lot of negative feelings and anxiety. The duty of psychologists is a great value that the HR Departments of companies bring at the moment. The leaders, who have to take care of the mental condition of their employees and build a culture of support in teams that, apart from Poles, also include citizens of the parties to the conflict, have a huge responsibility.

Nurturing relationships between people, empathy and mindfulness cannot be overestimated at the moment.

If you see that someone next to you is restless, agitated, or depressed – talk to them, and offer help. You will help him/her and yourself by the way. Because you need a conversation too.

Let us keep supporting each other every day. We need each other to survive it.

Monika Ciesielska
President at IMSA Search Global Partners. An experienced consultant in the recruitment of the management staff, including board members, and a leader of the recruiting team in the IT/Tech area. Enthusiast of digital transformation of HR processes. Podcaster at "Skrzydlaty HR" and "Top Leaders Club".
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