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The Psychological Effects of Working From Home

It’s been a little over a year since the start of COVID-19 and after more than 365 days of pandemic life, some people are just now starting to return to “normal” work-life at a central office. Others, however, are finding that their work location has become one of the many permanent changes resulting from the pandemic as businesses have found what was originally done out of necessity, has actually become an effective means for significantly reducing overhead costs while maintaining productivity. 

If you’re one of the many who have transitioned to a permanent remote work environment, it’s important to understand how this change could be impacting your mental health. While some are happy to be working from home, the excitement isn’t shared by all. If you’re struggling with the anxiety, stress, and isolation that can be attributed to working from home, don’t try to manage it all on your own — contact a psychologist in Los Angeles who can help you overcome challenges to your mental health and prioritize self-care. Call Blair Wellness Group to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Working From Home

 

Before we take a look at the negative effects that working from home can have on your mental health, it’s important to recognize that depending on your situation and the ability to balance work and home life, there are actually several benefits. For instance, working from home can allow you to save time and money by not having to commute to a central office. The additional time you save can be spent with family or devoted to health and wellness habits.

In addition to saving time and money, working remotely means greater independence and flexibility. You can create a personalized work environment that suits you best, and while you still might have to call in at certain times for meetings, in general, those who work from home can take liberties with their schedule.  

Working From Home and the Negative Impact on Mental Health

 

Although working from home can come with some clear benefits, many people are finding that they’re working more hours while also feeling increasingly isolated and unsupported. They lack the emotional help and physical engagement that are necessary for managing stress and anxiety in the workplace. Instead of informal meetings at the coffee station, employees are now spending more time in virtual meetings, which can be eerily compared to the significant increase in spending time on social media. They’re intended as a way to improve social connections, but in fact, often leave people feeling even more disconnected. 

Nurturing Positive Mental Health When Working From Home

 

For some people, the work-from-home situation isn’t a longstanding one. But for others who have made the permanent transition, it’s important to shelter yourself from the potential mental pitfalls of no longer going into an office. Here are just a few suggestions for promoting positive mental health while working from home.

  • Create a schedule and stick to it
  • Keep in touch with coworkers
  • Create a dedicated workspace
  • Don’t be afraid to talk about what is or isn’t working for you with your supervisor
  • Get professional help if you’re having trouble adjusting

Contact Blair Wellness Group

 

Transitioning to a home office after working many years in a centralized office can be difficult for anyone. If you are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed, and it’s taking a toll on your health and happiness, it’s important to get the mental health support you need. If you’re looking for a psychologist in Los Angeles, please contact Blair Wellness Group to schedule an appointment.  

 

 

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