Start a ritual that helps signal when you need to get into work mode—for instance, make a cup of coffee before sitting down to work each morning. At the end of your workday, close your laptop, tidy up your desk and push in your chair.
Write it at the end of your workday so that you can begin the next day prepared.
It’s wise to have a discussion with your boss about what can actually be accomplished from home. Ask your manager what the priorities are, and discuss how tasks will get done.
Get up and stretch your legs, play with the dog, water your plants, or grab a healthy snack.
Set clear expectations with your family, housemates and friends, telling them that when you’re working at home, you’re working, and provide guidelines on how and when it’s okay to interrupt.
During non-work hours, mentally disconnect from work by engaging in self-care activities.
During a challenging time like this, it’s all too easy to focus on the negatives and all that you don’t have and can’t do. Instead, focus on what you do have and can do.