Industrial Psychologist Shares Tips on Balancing Work, Home and Me-time During the Pandemic


News Desk, News Nation 360 : The current curfew in some parts of the country has an effect on most of the people. With no house help and the mounting pressure of working from home as well as working for home, it leaves us no space to sit and relax for a few minutes. What adds to worries are the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, leaving us anxious and worried for selves as well as the loved ones. During such a situation, it is important to balance work, home and give selves the time and space to do things that they like. Create a task list at the beginning of each day- Write down the set of tasks one would like to accomplish in the day and divide them into work, home and self-care.  For example, cook all 3 meals and sweeping the floor would fall under home; call parents to check on their well-being, meditate, exercise, could come under self-care. If thinking about the office makes one anxious, all work-related tasks could be mentioned after one catch up on any pending e-mails, when one sit to work. Don’t start the day with office related work- Give mind some time before sitting in front of the laptop. If that means, getting up an hour early, do so, as it will help one in separating work and personal life. There are so many works like Meal planning, Chop vegetables, Cooking, Mopping the home, Washing vessels, Work,

Finish work on time, Take a time out, Make dinner, Wash dishes in the night and also Remember to take some time to be with self- Remember those hours one spends travelling to and fro from work, the carefree time where one zoned out and thought about neither work nor home? Try and find a time in the day to zone out. Try and find it while one is taking a shower, or go out for a short walk/jog. Industrial psychologist, Rashi Dhilla, said that in troubling times like this, having a routine helps them in making sense of their day and gives them a sense of normalcy, while pushing them to complete tasks. However, it is important to remember that this routine is not a strict schedule, i.e., it is not set in stone. Balance out routine to ensure that one gives some time in the day to let self enjoy what one can do.

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Report : Anustup Kundu