Thanks for the helpful hints. I runs retail shop and there’s always paperwork to do even if there are no walk-in customers. Now that I’m working from home, it sure feels strange not to be in an office environment. I can see remote working is a shift in work environments now.
One tip I am following is to not work out of the bedroom if I can. If I’m in the bedroom, my mindset is geared towards sleeping or relaxing with a good book in bed. However, some of us might not have the luxury of an empty guest room to use as a home office. With that in mind, I’ll work from a makeshift desk instead of working with my laptop on the bed. I try to leave the work out of the bedroom if I can.
Every once in a while I’ll send out a WhatsApp message to various friends to let them know I’m still alive and making sure I’m still present in their lives. We throw out funny observations and crack jokes to lighten the mood. Our text messages are spaced out far enough so that we aren’t intruding on each other. We understand that replies may not be immediate and we will respond when we finally have something to say.
I’m also avoiding hitting my social media for most of the day. I’ll hit the news or chat groups at the end of the day to catch up. I’m not anxious to see how many people in my community are diagnosed with COVID-19. It wouldn’t change the situation. I figure that if my friends want to tell me something, they’ll tell me. I’m not going to obsess over the latest news every 15 minutes. I’ll keep going about my business and get my mind out of world news. I’m sure that when the antidote is ready, my WhatsApp app will be lighting up and we will all breathe a sigh of relief.
Take care everyone!