How to mentally prepare to head back to work during COVID-19 pandemic

How to mentally prepare to head back to work during COVID-19 pandemic

Many workplaces could begin bringing employees back into the office as most of the state enters the final stage of reopening this weekend. INDIANAPOLIS — As most of Indiana prepares to enter Stage 5 of reopening this weekend, many companies might be considering bringing more employees back to the office. After months of working from home in this "new normal," for certain people, that could create a little anxiety, given we're seeing some spikes of COVID-19 cases in certain states. In several polls surveying how comfortable employees are about heading back to their workplace, one of the top concerns was getting sick. "The first advice is reconnecting with what psychologists call our 'best friend at work,' and almost everyone has one," Eurich said. "This is the person that is your 'work husband' or your 'work wife' — the person that you share things with you trust. Being able to connect to that person really honestly and vulnerably is huge right now." Eurich said for those who've conquered working from home, they can certainly confront heading back during a pandemic. She has simple steps to help get your mind right to return to the office. "Focus on what you're grateful for. This is such a scary time for everyone. To have our health, to have a job that we get to go to, those are no small feat," Eurich said. "We should be celebrating the small victories. It could be something as small as 'hey, I put on real pants today,' or 'I got to ...
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