During the novel coronavirus pandemic, people throughout the U.S. are getting used to the phrase “shelter in place.” Social distancing is redefining our lives in unprecedented ways.
Many of us are converting our homes into workspaces and fitness centers for anywhere from 14 to 45 days. How do we stay emotionally as well as physically healthy while we’re working to help flatten the curve of this outbreak? First and foremost: By being kind to ourselves. We’re navigating a whole new world, learning and coping as we go.
Give yourself permission to do things differently than usual. Here are a few suggestions:
Sticking to a schedule, especially if you’re not accustomed to working from home, is the key to staying productive. It’s waaay too easy to fall down a rabbit hole and waste hours on household chores and one cat video too many.
We hope these suggestions are helpful. If you’re quarantined or on lockdown with family or roommates, or you’re worried about a child at school or loved ones in another state, read our at home and healthy blog post for tips to help you keep everyone safe and happy. You can rely on Teladoc to do everything we can to help you stay healthy during this pandemic. We’re in this together.
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