Being in quarantine can be a depressing situation. The space in which you work may have once felt so spacious, but no feel more confined. With so many places closed for public safety, there’s not a lot of room to move around or a lot of options for places to go for relief. It’s important to remember to get up, go outside, and just breathe in the air every once in a while.
As I previously discussed in “Stick To Your Schedule,” break times allow you time to decompress. What you should remember, though, is that once you clock out, you’re still at home in the same space you worked. With that, there’s the potential of work stress still looming in the place you would typically go to escape the chaos of the workday. Step outside and recalibrate. Clear your head, breathe in deep the outside air. Listen to the birds and the wind. Just “be.” You’ll find that once you step back inside, your home will feel more like a HOME and less than a workspace. Then you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and binge “The Office” for the 30th time in true peace.