Many of us are working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak – and it’s important that we all follow the advice on social-distancing, in order to protect our physical health and the health of others. However, this level of isolation can come at a cost to our mental health.
We are living unprecedented times where nobody quite knows what will happen next and depending on your situation, you might have already had to adjust your day to day life. Uncertainty is scary. That’s why it’s important to quickly establish new routines.
Not having an office to show up to each morning can cause feelings of isolation and disconnection as you miss out on your usual daily social interaction with your colleagues.
If you are not used to working from home, you might find it difficult to switch off and you might be cramming in work at times when you would usually be unwinding. This can lead to feelings of guilt, stress, anxiety and you risk burning yourself out.
Here are some tips on how to look after your mental health while working from home:
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