Many of you are taking your lunch breaks at your own kitchen table, your commute has shortened from your bed to your couch or in-home desk, and your new coworkers are your roommates, or your kids or spouses.
If you’re currently making this adjustment to follow the CDCs new social distancing guidelines, no doubt it has been a jarring transition. Not only is the world functioning completely differently than it has in modern times, we are stuck watching it from our windows.
If you own a business and had to shut your doors, or are trying to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, we have put together some resources for you in this guide. And if you are working from home, we’ve compiled a mini, emergency kit e-book for you to grab some ideas of how you can keep commerce running while you’re stuck at home.
Most of us rely on body cues to help us transition throughout our day. Sunlight stops our natural melatonin production and tells us to wake up. The smell of baking cookies makes our stomachs growl. Putting on our favorite workout playlist gets us geared up for a walk or run. Our bodies like cues to what’s next—they respond to them.
As we all wake up, pour coffee, and head to our couch for a full day of work, most of those cues are missing. We don’t have our favorite podcast, e-book or playlist for our commute. We don’t have the smell of the office, the whirring of a computer starting up, the first hello from a customer or coworker to get ourselves in our usual workflow.
We can, however, give our bodies some of the normal cues we are missing with a few simple steps, kicking us into a good working mindset.
How can you maintain sanity, keep the excellent work flowing, and have a socially-distanced social life...all in the four walls of your home?
We can give you a few tips here, and download our Remote Work Playbook for the full list of recommendations.