Those of us who can work from home, are the lucky ones during the COVID pandemic. We have lower risk of getting infected, and lower risk of spreading the illness to our loved ones. In spite of this, working from home isn’t all a dance on roses. In this post we give you some easy thing sto do to make workin from home better for mental health; feeling better makes us better not only at producing work but also at avoiding cyber attacks!
It is common to feel disconnected, lonely, less productive because the natural informal feedback we enjoy at the office is just not there. We miss human interaction, and it is easy to procrastinate in front of the screen instead of taking the necessary steps to reconnect to the world and feel better.
If you feel disconnected and somewhat down, this can easily manifest itself in lower ability to concentrate and to be aware of your surroundings. This is something criminals want to exploit when they send out phishing emails to trick you into installing malware or giving away your password. Mental health and wellbeing is important for cybersecurity awareness.
Here are some quick tips on how to make home office life less straining.
- Make your “workplace” a place you enjoy spending time. Buy a plant. Listen to some music. Make great coffee.
- Remember to take regular breaks, don’t sit in front of a monitor with no breaks
- Move around a bit, sitting in the same position all day is not good for your back, and it is not good for your brain either
- Take breaks together; talk to your colleagues every day about non-work things. Like you would when in the office.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself when it comes to productivity.