Working from home can be a bit of an adjustment from one’s typical routine. Here are some resources and tips to help ease this transition.
Create A Great Home Office
Set Up A Productive Space
Make your workspace exactly that: a work space. Try to avoid working from bed or places of your home where you let yourself relax. This will allow you to better disconnect from work when it’s time to mentally switch gears and relax.
Ensure You Have A Strong Connection
We rely on the internet for a lot these days, and while WiFi is usually great, you may have multiple people throughout the house trying to stream shows or games while you’re trying to work. If you’re noticing connection issues—like choppy videos or slow page speeds— try connecting directly to the internet via an ethernet cable. These can be found at Best Buy, Staples, or your nearby tech store in various lengths to suit your needs.
Take Care Of Yourself
Take breaks as often as you need them. Go for a walk around the block to clear your head and enjoy the fresh air, enjoy a meal in another part of your home, or do some lunchtime yoga to get your blood moving.
Find time to connect virtually with your friends and loved ones.
If you find yourself feeling anxious, there are a number of phone apps available to help calm down and relieve stress. These include (but certainly aren’t limited to):
If you need more help, please visit Health Link BC’s website to find links to more resources.