If you're finding that you're longing for your days in the office, here are a few tips to get through the lockdown unscathed and still completely sane.
Tracey Lange chats to Devan Moonsamy CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute about how workaholics can survive the working from home.
Here are a few tips to survive the lockdown as a workaholic
Get locked into a schedule
As much as you are used to having back to back meetings and a large to-do list, working from home can make you feel like you have fewer things that need to be done. By sticking to a schedule you will work on your work anxiety.
Create a to-do list
The to-do list may not be as detailed as one that you would have at the office but it should be enough to ensure the tasks that need your most urgent attention are completed.
Check on your other colleagues
Skype them or use Zoom just to see how they are holding up. Speaking about deadlines and other work-related successes will assist you to feel more productive. In fact, try having meetings to share ideas and discuss topics that would usually get into a debate at the office. This will help you and the team still feel connected.
Try to use this time to do something to relax
Use this time to also focus on yourself. Meditate and exercise. This can help you focus your energy on something else. This will also help you to use this lockdown as a short sabbatical if you can.
Working from home might also not keep you busy the entire day
In this time you could also subscribe to online courses. There are a number of sites online that offer short courses. You could visit Udemy to do a few online short courses. You could even contact your training provider to see if they are using online methods for training. ICHAF training offers this option to our clients. This way you will be upskilling yourself and keeping the work anxiety at bay.
Hit the reset button
Hit the reset button. Sometimes our to-do lists and the need to always have our ducks in a row can be overwhelming. But if we just take some time to reset our system and life, we could be even more productive. We suggest realigning your thoughts to not stress about work but rather focus on your wellbeing.
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