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Dealing with a Pandemic: Keep Your Sanity

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It’s all over the news and the world. We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.

Understanding what you need to do during a pandemic will help you realize that pandemic is not the end of the world. You can minimize your stress levels and anxiety by educating yourself about the pandemic and taking steps to continue your life while following the advertised guidelines.

  • Know what you need to do once the epidemic starts.
  • Know how to protect yourself as well as your loved ones from getting infected.
  • Know what to buy and practice good personal hygiene, as advised. 

If you educate yourself, you can keep your loved ones from panicking if you or a loved one is infected or told to self-isolate. Know that countless people are doing the best they can to come up with a solution as well as preventative measures. So, focus on keeping up to date with positive news.

Listen to the Professionals

Finding out and understanding what health professionals are saying about a pandemic that has everyone panicking will help you maintain your sanity when everyone else is losing their mind. That is why you must always keep up with information concerning a pandemic only from reputable sources such as The World Health Organization (WHO) or your local clinic.

Follow the Guidelines

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the rules that you may hear about the best way to remain healthy during a pandemic. Remember to rely on the experts for the guidelines that you follow. You also need to follow your local, state, and national orders if applicable.

Continue to Live Your Life

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A pandemic is not a sign that everything you are working towards is coming to an end. Its presence does not mean you should stop developing yourself financially, physically, or mentally. You can still enjoy your life while coping with a pandemic.

3 Tips to Continue Your Professional Life While Staying at Home

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Set up a home office

Advancing or maintaining your professional life does not have to stop because you are homebound during a pandemic. You can still achieve the same excellence that you are well-known for at the office while at home. There are a few things you can do to make the home environment conducive to office work for people who don’t already have a place to work at home. Setting up a home office is a great place to start. Make sure your home office is as tidy as the office you usually use.

If possible, you can even dress formally to give yourself and everyone around the house the sense of how important your office hours are. Allocate 6 to 8 hours to continuing with your work and do not allow any interruptions. Make sure your home office resembles your regular office where possible.

Talk to your loved ones about the need for quiet hours

Working from home has many advantages, including controlling your schedule, working in your terms as well as maximizing on time otherwise wasted traveling to the office. Nonetheless, working from home comes with its share of disadvantages, such as constant interruptions as well as noise. Therefore, talking to your loved ones about the need for quiet hours free from interruptions is essential.

Make sure everyone understands that you will not tolerate any disturbances unless there is an emergency. In this way, you will be able to concentrate better, and it will show in the quality of the work that you produce. That is how you can continue enjoying your work as much as possible.

Understand that working from home is as crucial as working from the office

The quality of your work is determined by how you approach the work you do. If you treat working from home differently from working from the office, the quality of your work will show. Avoid producing below standard practice by carrying out work you do from home the same way you handle work from the office.

Keep in mind that all that matters is that you are producing quality work. Stay in touch with your supervisor and your colleagues if you are working on a project that requires communication.

Relationships During a Pandemic

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Stay in touch

Staying in touch with your loved ones during a pandemic is important to keep your relationships healthy. People in the home with you are easy to keep in contact with, But it’s important to contact your friends and other relatives as well. With all the technology available now, you can call on a cell or initiate other types of video calls. Just because you can’t visit physically, you can still keep in touch.

Help each other out around the house

If you and your family generally have to remain at home for a certain period, you can continue growing your relationships with the people you live with by helping each other out. Assisting with household chores and taking turns minding the kids or pets can help strengthen your relationship. It is also a great way of distracting yourself from the bad news circulating.

Spend fun time with your family

Besides helping each other out, you still need to have quality time with your family. Cook together, play games, watch movies, go on walks (with the appropriate social distancing of course). Although you may be stuck in the house together, try to find to enjoy each other and not get on each other’s nerves!

But Also Give Each Other Space

While you may be in the house together all the time, you will definitely need some space from each other. Self-care will be important for each member of your family. This includes time to yourself — it helps you maintain your sanity.

Pro Tip: Remember these are suggestions. If someone is ill in your family, follow your healthcare provider’s instructions!

Living through a pandemic is a scary stressful time. But with planning and care, you can survive and perhaps thrive until life returns to normal (or close to it).

Loving Life — The Reboot!

Dominique

This article provides general information and discussion about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this article, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.

Dealing with a Pandemic: Keep Your Sanity

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