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How to cope with social distancing and working from home

We are living in a time when everywhere we turn to we keep on hearing of the virus, COVID 19 that hit us unexpectedly. The hard part is that recovery from the disease depends on how strong your immune system is because the cure is yet to be established. The most effective way that has been adapted during this tragic time to try to control any further spread is social distancing. This is because the virus is airborne and hence it can easily spread on close interaction. Let’s look at how to best adapt to social distancing and working from home.

What’s the difference between isolation and social distancing?

Isolation

This mainly affects the people who are infected with the virus. This is the process of putting these people in a different place from others to stop the virus from spreading to their loved ones whom they stay with.

Social distancing

This is the implementation of measures to stop the virus from spreading. It involves refraining from everyday practices that include any social gatherings such as church services, club parties, using public transport and school activities. In short, it’s all about staying at home and maintaining a six feet distance when in contact with strangers.

Working At Home: Tips on Transitioning to Working from Home

  1. Maintain a Routine.

This means that you don’t have to abandon your daily routines because you are working from home. Make sure to maintain those morning practices that always made you geared for work on normal days.

  1. Be healthy.

Staying at home all the time can bring with it negative impacts which may lead you to abandon your good health habits. Remember that for you to be prepared to fight the diseases, you need to boost your immune system. Set out time when you just pause everything and shift your focus to eating healthy meals.

  1. Create an office space.

The home set up might prove to not be conducive for you to carry out your work assignments. So, how about you create a more friendly office space that’s defined in such a way that fits your work style?

  1. Avoid Distractions.

The fact that you are home all the time means that you’ll be constantly exposed to a lot of distractions. That’s why you need to ensure that your working space is free from distractions. For example, your office space should be a room that you can lock when you are working.

  1. Stay Connected.

Staying at home doesn’t mean that you have to cut all your social interactions. Keep your interactions alive by utilizing the technology available to you such as calls, facetime, and texts.

Rest At Home: deal with isolation and loneliness

These days, almost everywhere social distancing is being a norm; let’s share some insight on how to deal with isolation and loneliness.

  1. Re-look at the problem.

First and foremost, you have to reassess this worldwide situation. Social distancing is proving to be the best cure for COVID-19. So if you think about it, this is not the worst-case scenario, and if you look at how much time has been made available to you now, you can start on those things you have been procrastinating about. 

  1. Express your feelings.

In these times, you have to get your feelings out of your system. There are many ways to go about it; you can look for a trustworthy person to talk to about your craziest dilemmas in these times. If you feel like it is too much exposure, why not start a journal where you can find a safe space to write your feelings and learn to look at them from different perspectives. 

  1. Manage anxiety.

With a situation like the pandemic, a feeling of constant worry is inevitable especially for bread earners now stuck at home. You might be wondering about money and other resources getting exhausted and having a family crisis. A loved one might be sick too and you can’t help but wonder about what could go wrong. Understand that this is normal in such a situation and abstain from exaggerating the situation. It will be helpful if you start your mindfulness journey to help cope with anxiety.


  1. Manage stress.

Staying at home with no one or people who depend on you might increase your stress levels, especially with different COVID-19 statistics about people dying every day and numbers rising in different places. Make sure to follow less stress-inducing news threads, it is vital to stay informed in these times but refrain from overdoing your research. You may be trying to handle situations that are out of control by over-analyzing the pandemic news, loosen up and go back to your hobbies and see professional help if needed on the matter. 

  1. Stay connected.

During these times, if you are staying at home and feel like it is only you and your phone, now is a great time to explore the benefits of technology and the internet. Find groups of people that have things in common with you via online communities and stay connected with them. You can join daily live meetings that are being held on many platforms during this COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on your niche and language, these free live meetings, especially on Instagram and YouTube, are proving to help people feel more connected all over the world. 

  1. Play online. 

You can also have fun with other people in a virtual online set up in places like online casinos. Playing  online you can win real money and enjoy a little recreational moment.

Conclusion

In conclusion, if we stand together and make use of best practices, we can come out of this pandemic situation much better than we were before. Don’t lose your head and stay focused on what is positive while staying at home and staying safe.

 

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