Fort Campbell, Ky (September 29, 2020) –In order to perform at your best, it is important to maintain a good work-life balance. Prior to 2020, that goal was somewhat easier to achieve than it is today. The lines of separation were once much clearer and well defined, but the introduction of COVID has forced us to re-evaluate our abilities and re-mold ourselves into an elite remote workforce! Boundaries between
home and business lives are no longer black and white.
Many of us had dreamed of being able to work from home for many years…and now that dream is a reality. However, with it came social distancing, mandatory masks, virtual classroom instruction, telehealth doctor visits, and a myriad of other changes that challenge us on a daily basis. In order to maintain the status quo, we must constantly juggle everything at the same time, a feat that even the most polished multi-taskers are finding difficult.
With everything and everyone vying for your attention, it is easy to see how your work-life balance can get a bit out of kilter! And once that happens, you have a breeding ground for trouble. The signs can easily be overlooked and/or misinterpreted.
1) Lack of energy/fatigue
2) Difficulty concentrating
3) Feeling helpless, restless, or on edge
4) Excessive worrying and or guilt
5) Withdrawing from family and friends
6) Changes in sleep patterns and/or appetite
If you’ve experienced any of these, please take a few moments and re-evaluate your work-life balance. It is not too late to make adjustments. But more importantly, you need to understand that you are not alone! Countless others are dealing with the same issues.
I challenge you to identify someone whose life has changed since the beginning of this year and reach out to them (if you need help finding someone, let us know). Schedule regular touch-point calls with them, and be sure to stay in touch! Not only will you be helping them, they will be providing you with an outlet to share your concerns as well. We are all in this together!
About the Author: Tammy Spring is the Operations Manager for Digital Works. She is responsible for providing day-to-day oversight of Connected Nation’s Digital Works program, including a wide range of training, mentoring, and supervisory activities. These activities provide guidance for job placement and career growth.