Over the last few weeks or months, you have likely been staying home with your family, roommate, partner, pet, or entirely alone. So it is hard to not feel some level of isolation in response to the state-at-home orders brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Our daily lives have changed significantly over the last two months. And while working remotely may have been a dream scenario before this whole thing began, chances are the isolation is starting to get to you.
Working Remotely During Lock-Down
It’s bad enough that you can’t go out and socialize with friends and family. Now, you don’t even have the social interactions of the office to fall back on. So feelings of isolation can quickly overwhelm you. For many, this feeling causes us to lose our sense of balance. Perhaps even our sense of self. Pretty soon, all that is standing between us and depression is Netflix and Grubhub.
Well, it’s time to confront those feelings. Even more important, it is time to learn how to overcome them.
There are many tips and tricks that can help you feel more engaged with the world around you. This includes trying new experiences, learning something new, and staying in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. We’re all in this together. Physical isolation does not have to mean social isolation.
This infographic from HBR Ascend can help you learn to cope with working remotely during the lock-down. Things will get back to normal eventually. For now, take each day as it comes and accept that not every day will be a productive one and not every day will be a difficult one. You can get through this and maybe even learn something about yourself in the process.
This is not a vacation. This is not an easy time. But it won’t last forever.
Oh… and if a french fry serving as the main character in an infographic makes you feel hungry, you still have Grubhub.