Individual Counseling Is Available To Help You Adjust To Working From Home
Individual counseling via tele-therapy is available with Terri Dichiser, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas and Missouri, at Take Charge, Inc. during this uncertain time of COVID-19. Adjusting to working from home can be an obstacle for many who are used to being in a different setting while working. The distractions of home and life are all around you – individual counseling can help you learn how to concentrate and make the most out of your time while doing your job.
Making the adjustment to working at home can be more challenging than many believe. Even if you’re organized, focused and motivated, there are distractions and other challenges that can get in the way of productivity. More and more companies are having employees work from home to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Start out by sticking to the same schedule as when you went into an office. Try to get up at the same time and do all the things you would typically do to get ready for work. Make sure you’re thinking about how you’re going to structure your day similarly to how you did before. So, if you made a to-do list every morning, make the to-do list. If you checked in with the same person every morning, check in with that person.
It’s easier than you can imagine for work and personal life to bleed together when you work from home. Individual counseling with Terri can help you keep them separate. The best way to focus on work is to have a space that is only for work. While many successful entrepreneurs started their business at the kitchen table or bedroom, these are not the best choices for home office set-up. It’s too easy to get distracted by dirty dishes, laundry sitting on the bed or the television. Ideally, you want an office space with a door. If you can’t manage that, use screens or other barriers to set apart office-only space.
The boundaries you set up also pertain to other people who may be sharing the same space. This will be especially important if a partner is also working from home or children’s schools are closed. Kids who are given assignments to do at home can work alongside their parents as if they were coming to the office with you. (The effectiveness of this may vary, depending on your children’s ages and needs.)
But being expected to work from home full time while also home-schooling children full time is just not going to be realistic. There’s a lot demanding of your time and energy and resources right now. This may mean having conversations with managers about adjusting their expectations, given the extraordinary circumstances of working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Terri provides a safe, comfortable environment with tele-therapy and individual counseling that allows you to put your thoughts and feeling into words, without fear of criticism or judgment. She can guide you into a better understanding and possibly a different perspective on your life’s circumstances.
Terri is offering tele-therapy through video which is available on a phone, tablet or laptop and would be honored to support you during this time uncertainty.
For information about individual counseling through tele-therapy during the coronavirus pandemic, call Take Charge, Inc. at (913) 239-8255.
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