The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has left us with no choice but to quickly adapt to major changes in our routine. One of these changes has been remote working.
Kitchen tables are now makeshift desks, team meetings are held from balconies, plugs and leads are strewn across sitting rooms – and small people climb on us or furry friends race around our feet.
If you’ve found yourself having to work from home right now, it might be quite an adjustment. There are some great work from home tips available across the internet, but we wanted to find some unique ideas to share with you:
Your home workspace is not the office -- customise it! Put your favourite things in your eyeline. Play music. Wear an outrageous and shameful hat and tell no one.
Leave the house once per day, if you can. Remember to maintain proper social distancing if you’re exercising outside. Look at distant objects, it's good for your eyes.
These are just some of the tips that we've found helpful but it's important (even if you're not working remotely) to adapt your home environment to whatever works for you - making staying at home as enjoyable as possible. If you find yourself struggling during this time of physical distancing, remember there are supports available.
If you (or someone you know) needs support - the SANE Help Centre is open from Monday - Friday, 10am - 10pm AEST. Our team of counsellors are available by phone, web chat and email, so you can comfortably communicate in the way that feels best for you.
We can provide you with counselling, support, information and referrals, and we specialise in assisting adults who identify as having a complex mental health issue, complex trauma or high levels of psychological distress.
We also provide support to the family or friends that care about these people.
Click to visit the SANE Help Centre now.
If you'd like to chat with other people who understand what you're going through, the SANE Forums are online 24/7. There's one Forum for Lived Experience, and another for family, friends or carers. The Forums are anonymous, and moderated by health professionals, to keep the conversation safe and supportive.