March 19, 2020 was a monumental day in our recent day and time. It will be a day that we won’t soon forget. Just like the passing of a beloved family member, a catastrophic storm like Hurricane Katrina, or September-11-2001 when the United States was attacked by a world adversary. On this day our lives changed. We were ordered to only leave the house for essential items and no social gatherings. We all thought that this would be a temporary situation. Our State and United States governments instituted shelter in place orders immediately. Don’t even go into the office or workplace unless you are an essential worker.
With that being said, we have been blessed to be able to continue to work our jobs from home. Due to the COVID 19, pandemic, and social distancing guidelines both of our employers have transitioned us to working for home for the unforeseeable future. At this present time, we’ve both been working from home for over 2 months. While it’s definitely been blessing to still have our household income, working from home without makeshift work stations makes work duties a bit challenging. Now that the entire United States is relaxing the shelter in place orders in the efforts to stimulate the economy back to normal, social distancing rules still apply. We all must do our part to be safe and not spread that Coronavirus if the symptoms exist. Working from home is our new normal for the time being. We would like to share some tips to make working from home a less stressful experience if the adjustment is weighing heavily on you.
Tips to help manage your mental well-being while working remotely:
1. Create a morning routine and get dressed.
2. Designate a workspace for your home office.
3. Keep clearly defined working hours.
4. Take scheduled breaks and leave home by taking a walk.
5. Don't hesitate to ask your employer for what you need to get your job done.
6. "Show Up" to all meetings on time and be heard.
7. Take PTO days to regroup and relax.
8. Be Positive.
Remember to take things one day at a time. This very well could be our new normal. It’s important that we all embrace the change and do what is necessary to keep ourselves in a good place mentally and physically. We pray that everyone has continued good health and continues to take precautions to stay healthy for yourself as well as your loved ones.
Peace and Love,
Kirk & Mo
Team Black Lifestyle