“PH ECQ: Adjusting to the New Norm at Home ”

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Last updated on May 13th, 2021 at 05:34 am

The senators are already discussing about the possible extension of the enhanced community qurantine due to the increasing number of cases each day. Facing this reality is also a sign to adjust, adapt and grow in the new norm filipinos are facing today.

It’s challenging for workers who are in need job for their living.

It’s new for office workers who have no choice but to adjust on the new setting of “work from home.”

It’s frustrating for people who belong to “no pay no work.”

There are lots of adjustment during this quarantine but how can filipinos overcome and adapt in this season while being healthy and productive?

Let’s look at these resolutions:

First, work from home isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Although it has its share of advantages (no more daily commute), the distinction separating our personal and professional lives is always blurred once we have turned our living spaces into working spaces.

That being said, finding time for yourself now that you’re working from home has never been more important. Treating yourself well and indulging in small treats can help to alleviate tension and reduce burnouts. Get started taking care of yourself by doing the following:

  1. Take your time in the shower.
  • Summer in the philippines just started so it’s a great time to refresh and stay for a long time to scrub, cleanse and relax.

2. Enjoy a head massage.

  • If someone want’s to relax their head, go ahead and try this.

3. Make room for meditation and exercise.

  • Rather than watching funny videos or scrolling down your social media list, you may want to try meditating or exercising on your break time. Such activities do not cost you a penny, and in the comforts of your living room you can easily explore such.

4. Disconnect to discover something new.

  • It takes concerted effort to achieve a balance between personal and professional life. Set up a daily schedule to pull this off, which would give you little pockets of break-time all day. Equally important, and much harder, is learning to stop when research is done. To avoid getting updates and take the time after work to reconnect with loved ones, spend time with pets, or pick up a new hobby, mute your office software.   

    While doing these things, we can also learn from the recommendations of experts in beating the COVID19: Vitamin C.

Vitamin C aids in the skin’s natural healing cycle because of its antioxidant properties, which helps the body regenerate damaged skin cells. It can help avoid premature aging of the skin by helping to encourage collagen development, helping to prevent or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

So if someone want’s to stay vibrant while working at home, it’s time to level up your way in drinking vitamin c.

Lastly, we are aware that this time to challenging not to worry. So, Philippine Mental Health has something to offer. They designed a safe space where people dealing with mental health issues can consult with PMHA’s mental health professionals and get online counseling sessions during the crisis.

These services are free of charge, at least during the enhanced community quarantine.

There are currently six psychologists and counselors, and three psychiatrists available to provide online consultation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays.

Although the WHO acknowledges that it is common for people to feel distress in crisis situations due to situational fear or confusion, those who already have pre-existing mental health issues are more vulnerable.

People need help and encouragement so that they can handle the crisis and “bounce back” when the crisis is over.

This will surely help filipinos to step up into another level in adapting to the new norm.

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