However, the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the government’s legislation surrounding self-isolation means that remote working has become a reality for a much greater percentage of the population – and much sooner than expected. For many people unused to this state of affairs, the stress and disruption of working remotely can have a detrimental impact on their mental health.
For the extroverts among us, getting out into the world and interacting with our fellow humans is a major factor for morale and productivity, meaning that self-isolation can strike a huge blow to both. On the other hand, those who are part of a family may find that exposure to others in the household for 24 hours a day places a great strain on their work as well as on their personal relationships.
Fortunately, there are some steps which you can take to alleviate the potentially harmful effects of remote working and bolster your mental health.
Here are a handful of tips which can help you to navigate this uncharted territory and make sure you come through the upcoming period of uncertainty with your mood, motivation and mental well-being fully intact.