Working from home during the coronavirus outbreak can be harsh: isolation, boredom, anxiety and a desperate desire to go out might be frequent feelings.
Don’t worry, you won’t lose your mind, at least not because of this. Here you’ll find 10 pieces of advice from the experts -that’s us- that will literally save your life.
With a comfy chair and the right table, you will be able to work better than at the office (plus, no one will heat their fish in the microwave).
Change your wifi password if necessary, don’t let anyone steal those precious Mbps.
Yes, your brain can become lazy, like any human being’s brain. Settle into a routine and show your brain clearly when it's ‘at work’ time and when instead is ‘free/relax’ time.
Choose your clothes carefully. Don’t even think about working wearing those comfy pajamas. Look, think of it this way: if you die people will find you wearing that outfit. Not cool, right? Although at first, it may seem cool and rebellious, in the long run, it can become highly depressing.
Don’t you dare touch that remote control, it’s a trap! It’s going to suck your soul as if it was dementor himself.
You need to set physical limits. Those little enemies don't understand how their cookies and Netflix rely on your good work, but they are definitely going to understand a red line or a 'stay away' sign on the door.
The struggle is real: it can cause sleep, discomfort and even depression.
Your colleagues and bosses can’t see you, and unless they have a magic crystal ball, they don’t know if you are dead or alive, so keep in touch with them.
Try to communicate with team members as effectively as possible, share your schedules, plans, and routines to stay coordinated. Let others know about your whereabouts and breaks, don't make them worry about you while you might just be having a quick snack or walking the dog. (Needless to say, you don't have to ask permission to use the toilet).
Be participative on the calls, chat with your colleagues, add some humor to this quarantine.
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Online courses from university institutions, in case you have some time left to study.