Be kind to your Mind this May with UAPOM

 

   The terms stress and anxiety are often used interchangeably yet can manifest differently in each  individual.Stress is how our mind responds to external forces such as work deadlines and can lead to  anxiety.

By UAP OLD MUTUAL GROUP

  On the other hand, anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease. With the current events  around the world, it is easy to feel the two. Stress and anxiety may manifest as eating more or less than  usual, panic, and can even cause sleep problems.  To be able to cope with stress and anxiety here is  what you can do: 

 Focus on what your control 

 There is only so much you can do to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. This can be  wearing masks when you go out and when in enclosed spaces, washing your hands and sanitizing  regularly, wiping down surfaces such as doorknobs with disinfectants, and social distancing for your  peace of mind. In the unfortunate event you get infected, take steps given by the Ministry of Health to  protect your family.      

Set goals for each day

Some days may just seem harder than others. By setting smaller goals to accomplish each day, you  motivate yourself to work through the day.  The goals can be something mundane such as rearranging  your wardrobe or something as important as finishing up on your pitch document. The goals have to  mean something to you in some way and keep you busy. By staying busy, you keep off your mind from  what has been causing your anxiety.  And as they say, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.     

Turn off the news 

With so many unfortunate events such as floods and news of police brutality going around and updates  on the toll of the pandemic, everything can be frustrating. As a socially connected person, the news is  all over:  on the headlines on the dailies, trending on Twitter, and your favorite TV station. This can tend  to increase our anxiety levels and your overall body stress. Practically, you can ban certain keywords  on Twitter, and unfollow certain channels on your social media platforms. Limiting your time spent on  social media and watching news will help reduce your stress levels in some way and allow your mind to  process information in a way that is healthy to your mind.   

Talk to Your Kids 

As you can imagine, we are all trying to wrap our heads around this virus and adjusting to the new  normal and for some of us it proving hard to do so. For kids, their minds are still growing and learning  to adjust to this new world experience.  Talk to your children through the information in regard to the  pandemic. Let them know why it is important to wash their hands and be ready to listen to their curious  questions and remarks. They may miss their school friends and go out for weekend outings. Assure  them constantly and help them stay connected with their friends and long-distance family on phone  calls.    

 Talk to someone

  As the sayings go, a problem shared is a problem solved. Having someone to share your problems with  is therapeutic and helps your process your feelings of anxiety and stress. In a time, where we are  distanced from our friends and work colleagues who can easily turn to when you have problems, it is  now more important to talk to someone. Good thing, virtual counseling is now more accessible than  ever from the touch of our devices. UAP Old Mutual through our Tele counseling services is helping  you connect to a counselor on  0722 626 590. 

  Most of all remember to be kind to yourself. You are living in a season of a global pandemic-don’t be  too harsh of yourself for feeling stressed or worried about the future. Every feeling is valid. Be present  for your mind and your body.  

Fund Prices
Old Mutual Money Market Fund Daily Yield : 4.82%  Annual Rate: 4.93%
Old Mutual Equity Fund Buying Price: 336.39  Selling Price: 336.39
Old Mutual Balanced Fund/Toboa Buying Price: 146.21  Selling Price: 146.21
Old Mutual Bond Fund Buying Price: 102.03  Selling Price: 102.03
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Fund Prices

Fund Prices at 04th July 2020

Fund Name Currency Daily Yield Effective Annual Rate
Old Mutual Money Market Fund Kenya Shillings 4.82% 4.93%
Fund Name Currency Buying Price Selling Price
Old Mutual Equity Fund Kenya Shilling 336.39 336.39
Old Mutual Balanced Fund/Toboa Kenya Shillings 146.21 146.21
Old Mutual Bond Fund Kenya Shillings 102.03 102.03
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