Covid-19 pandemic is but a harsh reality in all of our lives and has shaken the whole world out of its wits. We must update ourselves about this pandemic. Although things might not get back to normal for quite some time nevertheless we should stay strong in this cruel situation that has befallen us. In such times of crisis, it gets really hard to focus on positive things since the whole world feels up, side, down. We at GlowLogix are here to share the way we stay in order and help you do the same.
Remember: “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
With the spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic, new rules have been brought to implementation; the lock-down of major and minor cities, people forced into homes, the shutting down of all governmental organizations, educational institutes, multi-national and national companies, factories, industries, and every other center that could possibly speed up the spreading of this pandemic. The elongation in duties of medical facilities and the positioning of continuous police check posts at every main route.
With life itself at risk, businesses are also facing losses and the percentage of unemployment increases dangerously. Many companies in the Covid-19 Pandemic have forced remote working immediately to contain unemployment and provide their employees with a sense of security. Some of you might not agree but working remotely is a blessing, so no need to piss off because at the very least you’re employed and that is what matters.
Now to be honest remote working has its challenges but challenges are what actually shape your career. So in the Covid-19 Pandemic, there is absolutely no need to get distressed. For instance, here are some tips that have helped our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance over the past few days.
Working from home sets your mind at ease. Most probably there is no worry of getting in tip-top shape for the day, no fear of running late, no frustration due to jammed traffic; as a matter of fact, there is considerably less loss of time and energy. But we all know that being this much comfortable can push us into an inactive zone of idleness. Now some of you might literally be working in your pajamas or in your bed the whole day. Although such a small thing as this may seem harmless, it might actually end up making you more unproductive than ever. Here is the thing, get up, get yourself washed and dressed, have a scrumptious breakfast, meditate, do some light reading, or do a warm-up exercise before setting yourself up for work. This will help your mood swings and you can focus more easily on your work. And believe me, you will notice changes in your productivity in a matter of a few days.
Clearing a workspace:
Offices are specifically designated for work and you might be really missing that working environment. It’s hard to come by that environment at home but not quite impossible. During Covid-19 Pandemic find a room or a corner where you’d be least likely to get disturbed and set it up as your work-place. Also, keep the separation between your home-office and home. Don’t enter your home-office except for the designated work hours to really keep that separation physical. Also, keep clearly defined working hours. There’s absolutely no need to either extend or reduce your daily working hours, there always will be work tomorrow.
The key to working from home is clear-cut communication. Since we’re all practicing social distancing, the need for clear communication is more essential than ever. Make sure that you are saying exactly what you want to convey in your communication with your boss or co-workers. Use whatever medium suits you whether it’s a text message, an e-mail, a phone call, or a video chat. What matters is that it must cease to create any misconception.
Honestly speaking, we’ve always wanted to go on a vacation or have some time off only to have more time to ourselves. Now think of this situation as an opportunity to give proper care to your physical, mental, and emotional needs; in-short to yourselves. For instance, go for the exercise you couldn’t manage in your previous busy routine, get yourself in the physique you’ve always wanted, start having a healthy diet, do meditation or yoga for your mind, and do take time for your hobbies might it be reading, sketching, gardening or anything at all.
Beware that there is a difference between social distancing and social isolation. Practicing social distancing doesn’t mean you should socially isolate yourself. Go on and reach out to your family, friends, and co-workers. And if you’re lucky to have your family by your side, try spending more time with them. I can speak from personal experience that this will help in more ways than you expect. It will set you on ease.
The most important thing these days is not to let the news weigh you down. There is a lot of fake news going viral on social media in every corner of the world. Let me tell you that these are merely suspicions, fears, and people panic-talking, nothing else. Staying informed of your surroundings is a good thing but use resources that are known to provide correct information.
Our sincere support to doctors, nurses, paramedics, and all the medical staff who are at the front lines providing their services to those who are infected by the COVID-19. Our humble apologies to the infected ones. Also, we haven’t forgotten our deceased, may they rest in peace, Amen.