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March 19, 2020 08:20 PM Comment(s) By Amy

Working from Home is a learned skill

Like a majority of small businesses, we started this whole adventure "working from home."  But there's a stigma around working from home. Admit it, you imagine people who work from home watching Netflix all day and eating bon bons while answering the occasional email. Oh, how I wish that were true! In some regards, it certainly can be - for people who only work at home once in a while, or for people who are new to the whole thing, like most of America right now. Coronavirus has thrown everyone for a loop, and we're here to help. We've been doing this for a long time, and there is an adjustment period. You will flounder. You will watch Netflix. And a lot of you will probably be homeschooling your kids at the same time now too - this is our biggest adjustment!  But we have tips that we will share.  So keep checking back, keep your head up, and we will get through this together.

Tip #1

Allow yourself an adjustment period.

Everything has happened so fast that you're undoubtedly reeling in confusion and uncertainty right now. We don't know how long this will last, or what the long term impacts will be. The only thing we do know is that we're all adjusting to a "new normal" right now. So allow yourself some time to grieve for what's been lost over the last weeks, and focus on the "critical few". Do you need food? Do you need medical attention? Do you need internet services? That's where you need to focus right now. We're all in the same boat, so answering that work email can probably wait while you get your wits about you. And that includes binging a little Netflix in the meantime.