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The Best Ways To Work From Home With A Toddler

If you have a toddler, you understand how difficult it can be to work from home. Now, it may be difficult – but not impossible. Keep on reading to learn more. 

Wake Up Earlier: 

Waking up earlier takes discipline and dedication, but it is so worth it.

Getting your most important work done early in the morning isn’t only a confidence booster, but you can pretty much guarantee little – no distractions. 

A good productivity tip is to complete the more complicated tasks in the morning and the simpler tasks in the afternoon. 

Nap Time Will Be Your Best Friend:

While your little one is napping, you can get some more work done, catch up on housework or take a much-needed break.

Remember, you deserve some me-time.

When we work too many hours in a row without a proper break, we are much more likely to make mistakes or experience burnout. Being at home allows you to get a little more creative with your breaks. You can shower, read a book or take a nap yourself.

Encourage Independent Play:

Independent playtime is a win-win for everyone.

If you like, you can set up a little play area with puzzles and dolls in your home office. That way, you can keep your eye on your little one and work at the same time.

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Dr. Scott’s Tips For Bouncing Back After Losing Your Job: KCRA Sacramento Interview

It was so nice connecting with KCRA Sacramento and chatting all about how to bounce back after losing your job. If you want to learn Dr. Scott’s tips and tricks, please keep on reading.

Maintain A Consistent Routine:

Losing your job can certainly hit you hard, both financially and emotionally. Maintaining a consistent routine is so important. It will take motivation and discipline to stay on track, but it will be well worth it.

Before the pandemic started, most of us would have loved to have a bit more free time. However, too much free time is not healthy.

Writing out a basic to-do list before bed is an incredible habit to get into. When you wake up, you’ll have a set action plan and be ready to take on the day. 

Searching For A Job:

Looking for a job can be overwhelming. You just need to be proactive and take it one day at a time. You can completely revamp and modernize your resume, conduct practice interviews with family, the list goes on. 

Let’s say you apply to two jobs a day; in just one week’s time, you’ll have your resume on over a dozen employers desks. 

There is so much opportunity out there. And who knows – you could land a job that has better hours, better pay, and more opportunity to grow. 

Learn Something New:

What is one thing you’ve always wanted to learn, but never had the time? Maybe you want to learn a new language, improve your computer skills, or dive into a new field altogether. That one new skill can potentially open the door to new and improved career opportunities. 

Volunteer:

Nonprofits need our help now more than ever. Volunteering is extremely rewarding, can give you a sense of purpose, and of course, gives back to the community. You can also make some new friends and learn a thing or two in the process. 

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

It’s All About Prioritizing:

Writing out a daily to-do list is a fantastic habit. You just have to learn how to prioritize your tasks appropriately.

Think about it. When you have a 2+ page to-do list, it can be hard to know where to start and where to stop.

Here’s the secret. You have to evaluate what must be completed right away and what can be tackled later on or delegated. A great hack is the ABC method. Label all tasks on your list with either an A, B, or C.

The “A” tasks must be completed before moving onto the “B” tasks. And the “B” tasks must be completed before moving onto the “C” tasks.

At the end of the day, whatever is not complete can be delegated or tackled the next day.

Beware of Multitasking:

Our brains are not programmed to work on multiple projects at once.

When we multitask, we are much more likely to make careless mistakes. It can also be quite emotionally draining and frustrated, which can be very overwhelming.

Take It One Step At A Time:

One of the best ways to achieve a big goal is to break it up into smaller, more realistic goals.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say you’ve never done a pushup before, and you’d love to be able to do 50 in a row. Even if you are very dedicated, it likely will take lots of practice and discipline.

A more realistic goal would be to do one pushup today, two pushups tomorrow, and three the next day. It will take you a bit longer to get to 50, but you will get there. Every victory no matter how small, is something to be celebrated.

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Let’s Talk About Online Therapy

Due to COVID-19, people all over the world have been obligated to work from home, some for the very first time.

When something is new to you, it can take some time to get used to, and the first few days or weeks are usually an adjustment period.

While virtual and office sessions do have their similarities – they also have their share of differences. 

At the office, patients are generally seated on a comfortable chair or sofa just a few feet away from their therapist.

While at home, patients can sit or stand anywhere they like, whether it be their car, yard, or bathroom. 

Our environment has a significant impact on our behaviour, thoughts, and attitude. Having sessions from the comfort of home can help patients and therapists establish a new bond. 

Of course, all therapists want their office to feel like a safe space. 

But at the end of the day, an office is still an office, and there is no place like home. 

Our homes are the one place we can be ourselves and feel at ease – making them an ideal place to organize virtual sessions.

Coronavirus has taught us a lot both professionally and personally, and for that we are grateful. Who knows – perhaps in the future, online therapy will become the new normal. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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