Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Burned Out From Working at Home?
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It has been almost a year since many people started working exclusively from home.  Some may have already been working from home on occasion or full-time by choice.  It was a nice balance and enjoyable.  There were already some established routines and it was a nice break from office life but you still had an option to return when necessary.  Then, all of a sudden EVERYONE was home, ALL THE TIME, without a choice or a break!  Almost overnight, your home needed to become an office and a classroom along with all the other functions it already served.  People managed to make adjustments quickly, but now that it has been a year, how is your routine going and what does your workspace look like?  Have you managed to create boundaries between your “work” and “home” life?  Are there specific locations in your home where different activities take place for various family members?  Do you take an official lunch break?  Do you stop work at the end of your work day and “leave” the office?

If not, you may be feeling the effects of what is called Work from Home (WFH) Burnout because the lines between work and home have become unclear.  When you physically left your house and went to work, there was a separation of the two.  There was a commute that allowed you to shift into your work or home mode.  Now you don’t feel the same separation when you are sitting in your kitchen taking a work call on Zoom.  Some people have returned to their pre-pandemic workplaces while others have been told they will now be working from home permanently.  If you are feeling stressed with your current WFH situation, here are a few tips that may help.

Not everyone can have their own dedicated home office, renovate their space or move immediately so you need to work with the space and resources available to you to create a workspace that serves your needs.  Many people enjoyed their time alone on their commute to gather their thoughts or just enjoy a few songs or an audiobook.  You can re-create some of your “commute” by establishing or fine-tuning your morning routine to do a few things for yourself before you “arrive” at your workspace.  Something as simple as enjoying a cup of coffee and reading a few pages of a book in silence can help with the transition. 

If you move your laptop around your home during the work day based in search of the quiet spaces, try to choose a location as near to a window as possible. Natural light can help with eye strain, improved mood and allow for small breaks as you look out into nature.  If weather permits, try to get outside 10-20 minutes each for a quick pick-me-up and change of scenery.  Try to stick to a designated “work day” schedule starting and stopping at the same time each day. 

Many people have ditched their work clothes in favor of more casual attire, however wearing certain clothing during your “work” hours and changing into something a little different for your “home” hours helps with the transition.  It doesn’t have to mean changing your whole outfit but could be as simple as changing a sweater or your shoes.  Another suggestion if possible is to remove a work email account from your personal phone.  That way when you are relaxing off the clock you are not bothered or tempted by work email notifications.

These are just a few tips to help you establish some new patterns if you are starting to feel a little WFH burnout.  If you have decided that it is time for you to have your own home office or your family simply requires more space for other activities, give me a call and I will be happy to help you with your wish list!

.... "You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

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Posted on 02/17/2021 10:25 AM by jarod tanksley
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Thursday, 4 February 2021
Healthy Super Bowl Snacks
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Healthy Super Bowl Snack Recipes that everyone will Enjoy!

 

Whether you're cheering on the Chiefs or the Buccaneers - or just tuning in for the commercials and the halftime show, odds are you're looking forward to the game day spread!  Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday marks the second leading food fest of the year (coming in right behind Thanksgiving, of course)!

For millions of hungry fans, Super Bowl is synonymous with chips, wings, and nachos, a menu that will not score you any nutritional points, and worse, can mean more than a days' worth of calories in one sitting. Though its OK to mindfully indulge in your favorite foods from time to time, a better game plan is to find crave-worthy eats that won't leave you with the day after bloat that comes from overdoing an event!

To help you do just that, I have created several crowd pleasing recipes that you can enjoy without a side of regret :) This means everyone will be happy and well-fed from kickoff to MVP pick even if their favorite team doesn't make the Super Bowl win. Link to recipes:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-OVTLzmDNBXn22yolEmt5AgdM2EHk1Na/view?usp=sharing

For more Health and Wellness information, please visit my website www.healthcoachingwithtraci.com

If you need to get a jumpstart on your health goals this year,  I am enrolling new clients in my online health and fitness group. For questions please email me at tracijames@comcast.net Follow me on Instagram for more information @jamestraci1234

If after you have spent some quality time preparing your game day treats you decide you need help remodeling and/or redecorating your kitchen call me anytime.  Of course, I can always help if you need to BUY a new Kitchen or SELL one.....  "You've Got a friend in Real Estate"

 

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

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Posted on 02/04/2021 4:38 PM by jarod tanksley
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