Responsible planning will help avoid anxiety, stress and depression; issues associated with working from home.
The increase of work from home, as a part of the sanitary measures for social distancing in response to COVID-19, has led many companies to adopt this strategy to carry out their work and remain productive.
However, mental and emotional health conditions related to working from home are also increasing, such as stress, anxiety and depression.
As the lines between the working and living spaces get blurred and both spaces become one, our preestablished routines are affected, which may lead to sleep issues.
In the case of mothers, stress may be increased as childcare and working obligations must be executed simultaneously.
- Be mindful of your sleeping hours.
- Do not use your bed for work, watching TV, eating or reading.
- Sunlight: go out and expose yourself to sunlight, or just get out of the house for at least 20 minutes every day.
- Avoid using screens or stimulating activities at least one hour before going to sleep.
- Establish fixed schedules for eating and physical activity.
- Determine a fixed schedule for working hours and family time.
- Talk to someone if you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression.
- Make a day-to-day planning in order of priority that includes work activities, school activities from your children, and domestic activities, such as grocery shopping.
Take care, let us all take care of each other.