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Avoiding WFH Burnout

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flavia
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Harvard Business Review has an excellent article on avoiding burnout when the lines of "work" and "home" are blurred: https://hbr.org/2020/04/3-tips-to-avoid-wfh-burnout

Personally my WFH secret to avoid burnout is to book a fitness class at 5:30 - one that charges me $12 for a "late cancel" - hence the pain of losing money causes me to end my work day on time and get in some body movement to boot!

I realize that Quarantine WFH doesn't afford us the luxury of signing up for off-site gym classes, but I'm sure there are good workarounds. Maybe schedule a "Facetime happy hour" every day at 6 pm? 

Any other good tips out there?

 
Posted : 09/04/2020 12:54 am
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Josh Freeman
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Yeah, exercise helps a lot. I usually go for a 30-45 minute walk at the end of the work day. Kind of uncomfortable right now at the height of virus awareness in L.A. where we're all supposed to wear masks in public. Our neighborhood isn't very crowded, so I haven't been wearing a mask on my walks this week. But boy am I social distancing! All that crossing the street to avoid people just adds steps anyway. Which is good, right?

There's some more exercise related info in this earlier post:
https://worklifeathome.com/community/seflcare/how-can-i-work-out-without-my-gym/

 

 

 
Posted : 09/04/2020 5:47 pm
flavia
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I loved this article! I dare to you take a sanity shower today ???? 

https://thenextweb.com/growth-quarters/2020/04/21/the-weirdos-guide-to-wfh-productivity-sanity-shower-squats-and-snacks/

 
Posted : 21/04/2020 5:11 pm
Josh Freeman
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@flavia: Sanity Squats sound like just what I need to do more often. By the end of the day, my back hurts and I feel like the Tin Woodman before he gets oiled. But I've got a standing desk, and backing up from it to do a few squats is smart. Weird. But smart.

Then the Sanity Shower. ???? 

 
Posted : 23/04/2020 5:15 pm

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