It’s hard to fathom that almost a year has passed while in the grip of an ongoing pandemic. There have been huge changes to our daily habits, and many work-related factors have changed a lot too.
We know how to take care of our physical health, but how do we care for our psychological well-being? Particularly in these times, when our daily lives have changed so much. How has social distancing and working from home really affected us? Are you feeling it?
With the new normal of working and living at home, not everyone has the same opportunities for rest, socializing or receiving professional feedback. A big family can make recovery harder, while a single household might struggle with the social aspects.
Working from home during social distancing affects our mental health for obvious reasons—especially as time goes on.
Some common and entirely natural feelings you might experience include:
- Feeling alone or isolated—socially or professionally
- Finding it hard to switch off from work or conclude the working day
- Wavering motivation
- Feeling the weight of the workload and finding it hard to prioritize tasks
- Feeling unsure about your performance
Although the new normal may be challenging, it doesn’t need to affect your well-being. There are things you can do to feel better and tools you can use to handle the challenges. Let’s talk about daily routines!