Juggling work, kids and COVID-19 worries at home isn’t easy, but there are some simple things you can do to make the adjustment easier.
Working from home sounds good, in theory: sleeping in, wearing sweats, no rush-hour traffic. But the reality is much different when the decision isn’t yours to make, as thousands of Canadians are discovering.
It can be tough to wrap our heads around that new reality as we’re sent home to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
“The last week has been difficult for people,” said Blessie Mathew, director of the University of Alberta’s Career Centre. “This has been so sudden and it’s not something we were asking for; it’s a sudden loss of connection to colleagues and to routine. So much of our identity is tied to our work and the purpose of that work, and that’s very much in flux for some of us.”RELATED: Social distancing: What it means and what you should do about it RELATED: How to stay active if you’re staying at home