Keeping Your Cool During COVID-19
Has anyone else lost track of what day it is? COVID-19 has many of us practicing some form of self-isolation these days. But just because we’re all stuck at home, doesn’t mean life stops. If you’ve been quarantined to your house but still have work to get done, it may be hard to focus or to remain optimistic. However, there are ways to adjust to your new norm and even make it quite pleasant.
Here are a few tips that may help you cope:
Tip #1 – Set up a designated workspace
While this may seem obvious, you’d be surprised how often we don’t do this. While anywhere in your house could technically function as a workspace, you’ll want to find a location that is low traffic and low noise (especially if you have kids at home). Setting up in the living room or kitchen may not be the best place if you live with others, but working from your bed may not be the best option either. Find a desk or table to work at and avoid laying down. The last thing you want to do is fall asleep on your keyboard!
Tip #2 – Get dressed
You don’t have to go to work so you don’t have to dress up, right? While that may seem like a good (and comfortable) idea, you’re more likely to remain motivated if you change out of your pajamas and into a shirt and pants. Make an effort each day to change into something other than what you slept in. You don’t have to wear anything fancy, just something that allows to maintain a sense of normalcy. You may be surprised how much of a difference it makes.
Tip #3 – Take breaks
It may seem like we’re on a never-ending break right now, but believe me, it’s not a relaxing one. There’s a lot to be done, and I often find myself taking less breaks because of the added pressure to get tasks done. So, whatever you need to do to make sure you take a break, do it. Your body and mind will thank you.
Tip #4 – Regular check-ins
Just because you can’t interact in person doesn’t mean you can’t still interact. Technology has made it easier to connect with others. With self-isolation in full swing, it’s important now, more than ever, to stay in touch. This is important for both personal and professional relationships. Try to check in with your team on a regular basis – even daily if needed. That contact goes a long way. And it helps keep everyone on track to meet their goals.
Tip #5 – Try CBD
For me, CBD is a must. It’s part of my daily routine and essential to my lifestyle. One of my favorites is the Cool Mint CBD Oil. It has an invigorating aroma that helps me feel revitalized. It’s simple and quick to use, too. I can just put some in my hand and take a deep breath, and it helps wake up my senses. Perfect for when I hit that afternoon slump!
These tips aren’t all-encompassing, but I believe they will help while you’re stuck working from home. If nothing else, they will provide you some level of consistency, and that’s something we could all use right now.
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