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Adjusting to the New Normal

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Trying to find a new normal in this world of working remotely and being confined to our homes? The good thing is you are not alone. We wanted to share with you some ways that we are handling these changes.

Keep a Schedule

Most people thrive on routines. Draft a schedule that makes time for your schedule, the kids, the pets, and any other parties in your home.  With kids being the most challenging obstacle to working at home,  maintain their school’s schedule, but be sure to include times for breaks. Set up a schedule that allows time for self-learning or screen time for your kids and gives you dedicated time to focus on work. But know that it is okay if you need to move your lunch break to 11am vs 1pm or schedule an impromptu recess for your little ones during a last minute scheduled call.

Take Time to Relax

Experts are saying it’s important to take time for self-care. It might be the right time to try a new exercise routine. There are several online platforms that do not require any special equipment and some are offering free trials or classes – BeachBody. Have your kids try an online yoga class - CosmicKidsYoga

Self-reflection is another area that we can focus on – try meditation or start journaling. There are several app that you can use  - Calm or Headspace  are just a few.

Start a journal where you right down what grateful for. Most require only 10 minute intervals, the same time you may otherwise be spending with a colleague having a non-work-related conversation in your office.

If you are able to go outside – talk a walk around the block and  If you have kids in tow, create a treasure hunt – look or count the number of birds or flowers you see.

Look for the Good

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"  - Fred Rogers

This quote reminds us that you need to take a break from “News” and look for the good. Take a few minutes to look at these social feeds that are highlighting the good in the world. 

Instagram
Twitter

Schedule a Virtual Happy Hour

Connecting with people is important – schedule a conference call, google hangout and FaceTime with colleagues, friends and family.

 

We are in this together – share your tips on how you are adjusting to this new environment @LAILiveEvents

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