3 Tips To Look After Your Mental Health When Working From Home

by Sarah Solanski | Last Updated: September 22, 2020

Stuck working from home and not being able to interact with your work colleagues is a recipe for mental health struggles.

Seeing others is a great way to maintain your social sanity. Few people want to be stuck at home let alone work from home day after day. People like to interact with other people face to face, with a few exceptions.

When working from home consider these three ways to look after your mental health.

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1. Establish and Stick to a Routine

Working from home is isolating and can be a challenge. Many people find their attention wanders when not being around or engaging with your work colleagues.

A routine will help you focus on your work tasks.

Try these tips:

2. Stay In Touch With Your Work Colleagues

Keeping in touch with work colleagues is a great way to avoid becoming isolated while working from home. You can do this both in a formal fashion and a more social one.

Try these techniques:

 While it is hard, try to keep your work and social life separate. This primarily relates to gossip. When working from home, it is easy to gossip because no one else is around to overhear.

Not all your co-workers will appreciate you sharing everything with them. Respect their boundaries just as you expect them to respect yours.

3. Utilize Any Support That Is Available

Make the most of the support your employer provides when working from home. Do not make your work at home experience more challenging by gutting it out on your own.

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While many people will thrive working from home, it is not for everyone. You may struggle. If you do find yourself struggling, keep these three tips in mind. They will help you stay a sane and productive person while you’re stuck working at home.

Sarah Solanski is a wife, mother, and grandmother of 4 grandbabies. Since becoming a grandmother, Sarah has been on a journey to improve the quality of life for all people. To eat healthier, live happier, and build lasting relationships. To make the world a little better.