Adjusting to the New Norm- Covid 19
With the new routine oblivion of time, it is also possible to overwork yourself to the point of burning out. Here are a few tips we think may help you get the gist.
- Have a designated workspace- set aside a space that is just for work. Try not to not allow clutter and distractions into this area
- Have a plan – this ensures that you know what tasks you need to complete and order of priority, be strategic.
- Have a schedule and stick to it – set regular working hours to keep you focused, on task and avoid procrastination and distractions.
- Set limits – neighbors, family and friends often may not understand your working from home and delivering on KPIs, remain vigilant to your schedule and plan.
AT THE OFFICE
- Keep your workstation clean and hygienic.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Practice good respiratory hygiene in the workplace, have a face mask and disposable tissues along with closed bins to hygienically disposing of them.
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 2-3 steps from the nearest person.
- Among other WHO guidelines, social distancing is still in effect- even outside.
- Check for these official guidelines often, it is a good idea to be aware of health guidelines applicable in places like the supermarket or your local mama mboga shop.
It is okay to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking it through with people you trust can help. If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle – including a proper diet, sleep, exercise, and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email and phone.
This seems to be the new norm, the sooner we begin to adjust, the sooner we can accept the changes and rise to the challenge by identifying new opportunities to thrive.