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Maintain a Good Mental Health While Working From Home

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique challenges. We are navigating the new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well being. Our working patterns have been adversely affected as our daily routine is changed during the lockdown period. It now comes with new challenges for many of us. Sometimes our attention wanders and it’s difficult to give our 100%. Moreover, there is less interactions and exercise which can have a negative effect our physical as well as mental health.

Isolated from co-workers, we are working in a home environment wherein things can really be challenging sometimes. Adapting to lifestyle changes such as the new realities of working from home, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues are challenging for all of us. Thus, we must take care of our metal health. Below are a few ways that can help you to look after your mental health at home during pandemic period:

Structured day

Designate a place to work that is as distraction-free and set a routine for working every day. Set the given work tasks and try completing as per priorities. When you are done for the day, pack away your work things.

Stay away from fake news

Don’t believe on fake news and get worried related to Covid-19 pandemic. For reliable and up-to-date information, please listen to advice and recommendations provided by your national and local authorities. Follow trusted news channels and WHO (World Health Organization) on social media.

Maintain a daily routine

Try maintaining a daily routine as far as possible, or make new ones! Get up and go to bed at similar times every day. Maintain a healthy diet and eat meals at regular intervals. Allocate a proper time for working and resting during the work hours. Exercise daily to stay fit!

Minimal newsfeeds

Reduce watching, reading or listening to the news that makes you feel restless and distressed.  Seek the latest information at specific times of the day, once or twice a day. Use your social media handles to promote positive and hopeful stories.

Screen time

Make sure that you take regular breaks from on-screen activities. Enjoy playing indoor games with your siblings or kids. Connect with your other friends and family members by telephone and other online channels

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