As we start to see the first cases of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, many people who are able to work remotely are being asked to work from home and not come to the office. This is an important step in “flattening the curve”, as shared spaces in break rooms, restrooms, conference rooms, and other locations can hold the virus for several hours to several days, depending on the surface. We can all do our part to stop the spread by abiding by state/local and CDC guidelines.
Many people enjoy working from home – you save money on gas, save time on the commuting, and can sleep a little later! However, for those who have never worked from home before, the transition can not only be daunting, but it also can be a little lonely. If you find yourself in this position, just know that you aren’t alone. And you CAN adapt your routine to successfully work from home. You may have to put yourself in a different mindset, or organize yourself a little differently, but it’s worth it to be able to keep your job and your financial stability during these times of uncertainty.
Below are some tips for working from home that can help you make it a more productive experience and to maintain your mental health.
We are all adapting to a new reality, hopefully short-lived, so the biggest key to weathering change is to cut yourself, and others, some slack. Learning to keep kids going on their school work, while also keeping up with the house and your own work can seem daunting, so you have to be realistic about what you can get done. Don’t set unrealistic expectations for yourself or others. We are all in this together, and by working together, we can ensure that things will return back to normal.
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