While some may find working from home convenient, many of us are still struggling to adjust to the upheaval of our usual work routine. As we all do our part to battle COVID-19, social media marketing website Later.com has shared their own wisdom on how to make the most of working from your couch and stay sane while stuck on the Internet.
In addition to suggesting apps and sites to help remote work go smoothly, like Asana or Zoom, Later.com also encourages small steps that can help us all feel happier, healthier, and more connected while we self-isolate.
Such steps include things like enforcing clear work hours, using video calls so people see one another’s faces, providing breaks just for meals and fresh air, and even designating time for workers to simply socialize.
Outside of work hours, Later.com reminds us that limits on our social media consumption can help us remain calm and mitigate anxiety. While it’s important to stay informed on serious issues, to be constantly absorbed in an upsetting news cycle can really take an emotional toll.
Creating boundaries for your social media time, unfollowing or muting accounts that are stressful, or making time for positive experiences such as meditation and favorite podcasts can all help make the best of a quarantine.
While we all rediscover ways to make the most of our home life, perhaps times like these also provide an opportunity to rethink the way we work—and play—on the Internet. So get enough food and sleep, don’t read your cousin’s doomsday Facebook posts…and don’t feel bad for muting your Slack app after quitting time.
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