TheCOVID-19 pandemic has led to massive school closures and many people have been mandated or strongly suggested to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of the virus and treat those who have it while also leaving our hospitals open to patients with other emergencies. I am one of those people who are working from home. When I began to hear the word that it was a possibility, I already began to mentally prepare my daily structure.
1. Keep a Routine
My routine is not exactly the same as it was when I was working from an office setting, but I didn’t deter too far from my normal wake-up time. After all, I still have to be online working relatively close to my normal working hours.
2. Keep Your Bedtime
Even though I’m already home and comfy, I can be tempted to stay up a little later because I did not have to go anywhere. I still keep my normal bedtime to ensure I get adequate rest.
3. Take a Real Lunch
I could easily put a load of laundry on now that I’m home or finally put away my winter sweaters when it’s time for me to break, but these are things I would normally do after work. In the spirit of trying to stay as close to my normal schedule as possible so I won’t have to readjust when I finally do go back into work, I eat when I normally eat at the office. Only this time, the food is better ;).
4. Still Shower
I know many will debate me on this (lol), but I find that I feel “ready for the day” after I showered, even if my work station is now my couch.