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Are you okay?
Work-life in
Melbourne 2020

by Bella Brown 2020

Following the lengthy, ongoing lockdown restrictions Melbournians are currently experience, we reached out to our colleagues & consultants to see what they have been doing to look after their own mental health during these tough and difficult times.

These are four of our top tips that have helped our connections through lockdown 1.0 and 2.0

The fake
‘commute’
to work

If you are still working from home like the majority of Melbourne is, with no clear date as to when we will be returning to our ‘regular’ commute (whatever that may look like post COVID-19), it may be worthwhile for you to incorporate a ‘fake commute’ to your ‘workplace’. It sounds ridiculous, yes, although by setting up these buffer zones of mentally preparing yourself for the day, and then also being able to switch yourself off, can really help to keep that work-life balance in place

work
life
balance

The working from home environment, that we are now all so accustomed to, makes it a lot harder to achieve that work/ home life balance we are constantly striving for. It can be all too easy to fall into unhealthy work habits. try having your lunch break in your lounge room or out the front (away from your desk) and normalise switching your computer off at 5.30pm everyday as you would if you were leaving a normal office environment. Remember that it is okay to not be okay and continue to focus on looking after your mental health during this difficult time.
Stay strong and stay safe, we have got this Melbourne!

Reading
VS
Screentime

Being in a world that has now, almost completely, become online, can verey strenuous. Devices such as phones, tablets, computers and monitors, consume our day when working from home so it is important to pull the plug and re-connect to the outside world. Instead of scrolling through the gram or looking at that latest COVID meme on Facebook, try putting your phone down and picking up a book instead. This is a great outlet to zone out and unwind from the day without having any blue light receptors impacting you getting those 8+ hours of sleep. It may be as simple as setting an alarm on your phone 1-2 hours before yourt usual bedtime as a reminder to disconnect from the digital world and help your brain to switch off from work-mode.

If you want to learn more about helpful strategies to reduce your screen time, this article has some helpful tips.

Link: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/reducing-screen-time

Excercise

The working from home environment, that we are now all so accustomed to, makes it a lot harder to achieve that work/ home life balance we are constantly striving for. It can be all too easy to fall into unhealthy work habits. try having your lunch break in your lounge room or out the front (away from your desk) and normalise switching your computer off at 5.30pm everyday as you would if you were leaving a normal office environment. Remember that it is okay to not be okay and continue to focus on looking after your mental health during this difficult time.
Stay strong and stay safe, we have got this Melbourne!

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CONNECT

Kieron Hewitt
Managing Director

M 0427 100 001
kieron@initialcap.com.au

Level 5, 22 Albert St
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Warehouse(for deliveries)
29 Park Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192

©Copyright Initial Capital Projects Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved.