how to get work done when you're stressed and unsettled

How to Get Work Done When You’re Stressed & Unsettled

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If you’re struggling to focus on work while at home, you’re certainly not alone.

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Fear and anxiety might be setting up camp in your brain so working through stressful and uncertain times can feel impossible. 

If you’re struggling right now, let’s take a look at some ways you can work through some of this stress and uncertainty:

an attitude of gratitude

Practicing gratitude can make a big difference in how you feel as you go through your day. Studies have shown that writing down what you are grateful for can drastically improve your mood.

By switching your focus to being grateful, your brain will eventually be trained to think more positively.

Example: working from home may be challenging, but at least you have a home to work from.

Routines are awesome

Working at home can feel strange at first. You’re not sure how to navigate your workday when you’re no longer at the office. Creating a routine helps to ease some uncertainty.

As I stated HERE, set a time you are going to wake up and start working. Schedule breaks throughout the day and set a time to finish. Implementing a routine eases some of the uncertainty you are feeling right now.

Find Support

You are not alone in this, whether you’re new to working at home or still just fretting about it. There is a lot of support available out there. All you have to do is reach out and find it. 

Maybe you need to connect more with friends and family.. or maybe you can take a practical approach and find online support forums or groups. There’s a level of anonymity on the internet that can allow you to speak more freely among strangers who understand.

You can also choose to seek professional help online as well. Most offices are willing to do online consultations. 

In THIS post, I listed my favorite online business support groups. I’ve also spoken about why connection is important.

UPDATE: I have a Resource Page with lots of websites listed now.

I wish you good mental health! 

take care of yourself

Self-care has always been a struggle for me. It’s so hard to just take time off, but I have found it’s necessary. Taking breaks during my workday beefs up my motivation and productivity. 

Focusing on self-care during uncertain times helps to reduce the stress you feel on a daily basis.

Staying productive is the name of the game. Moving around in some way will work wonders for your well-being. A light workout might be just what the doctor ordered. 

Focus on giving yourself a few minutes each day to do things you find relaxing, like meditation, reading or listening to music. The more you practice self-care, the less stressed you’ll be.

It’s hard not to stress and fear when you’re uncertain about the steps you’re taking.

Remember: be kind and don’t expect too much from yourself, particularly when you first transition to working from home.

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