Wellness Wednesday: Staying Connected Working From Home – Apex Benefits

Wellness Wednesday: Staying Connected Working From Home

Wellness Wednesday - Staying Connected Working From Home
Wellness Wednesday - Staying Connected Working From Home

Working from Home Connection

Working from home has advantages, including no commute time. But it also has a downside. You can feel isolated from your coworkers and people, in general. According to the American Psychological Association, social isolation does more than cause loneliness — it raises the risk of health problems, too.

If you work from home now or in the future, use these 5 tips to stay connected:

  • Check in with your coworkers daily. Share brief chats and texts, being mindful of colleagues’ time.
  • Teleconference. Talking virtually in real time when discussing a project can be more productive than email — and help you feel part of a team, too.
  • Take breaks outside. Go for a walk, speak to people and enjoy your flexibility.
  • Schedule face-to-face time during the week. Meet both non-work friends and colleagues for occasional lunch or coffee. If you work in the same city as your home office, visit in person occasionally and attend company events when possible.
  • Join a group that shares your profession or interests. Attend meetings, activities and network.

Enjoy the recipe of the week:

Hummus

Credit: GIMME SOME OVEN

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