Spark Trader Limited reports：
Among the many changes and challenges brought about by the pandemic are adjustments to working from home. With the exception of a few specific jobs, many others have shifted to working remotely. Companies are making sure that by social distancing their employees, they prevent them from spreading the virus — a cure still needs to be found.
But the new system also brings some uncomfortable adjustments that employees have to deal with at the expense of their mental health. Gopi Krishnaswamy is a mindfulness teacher, zen master, author and regional director of Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). He said the timing was a bit fuzzy because “the old routine has been disrupted”. “Working overtime — sometimes between Netflix episodes — sacrifices’ family time ‘and’ me time, ‘resulting in a dilution of the sanctity of each area.”
For years, he says, housewives have worked from home, from home and in offices as they juggle multiple workplaces while managing their bosses, co-workers, children, parents, in-laws and perhaps even spouses who work much less.
“Families are also squeezed together and confined to a space that was previously only called ‘home’. We now spend most of our waking hours “at work” or “the office”, which is also our “home”. When we want to go back to our children and spouses after a long day at work, we have now found that our children are not so angelic that we think of them, and we wait for the day when they can safely return to school, “Krishnaswamy continued.
He goes on to warn that this can lead to insomnia, anxiety, chronic fatigue, poor concentration, substance abuse, anger, weakened immunity, deteriorating relationships, even depression and suicide.
So how should we deal with all these mental health challenges posed by the “new workplace”?
First, each of us needs to better understand the importance of good mental health.
We also need to understand its complex links to our physical and emotional well-being.
* It’s important to be regular, disciplined, and organized, including a desk, with clear schedules and away from screens.
Use practices such as yoga, meditation/mindfulness to develop good mental health.
* Develop more empathy and be more kind and compassionate towards yourself and others.
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