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Longer work days/Working from home

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While working from home can help with productivity and less distractions, it can also account for longer working days and increased chances of burnout. With more people working in a traditional office setting prior to the pandemic, work was often punctuated with conversations between colleagues, lunch breaks and office activity. Oftentimes now, we can find ourselves stuck to our desk for the entire day. Working from home is not for everyone. Understanding the possible drawbacks and solutions in combating feelings of isolation and burnout, is essential while working throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to highlight the ongoing struggle of social isolation, loneliness and disconnection that is amplified by working longer hours and at home.

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Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness while working from home

  • It’s important to accept and acknowledge that working from home is inherently different – and that’s okay (link)
  • Offices help create work relationships that better foster collaboration, creativity and innovation (link)

Helpful suggestions

  • Make sure to schedule real breaks throughout the day that allow you to step away from work and clear your head (link)
  • Work on creating boundaries at work (link)
  • Tips on combating loneliness when working from home (link)