Recalibrating our work-life practices for the new normal
By Focus on the Family Singapore | 20 May 2020
When does work begin and when do we clock off? For that matter, as most are likely to continue working from home beyond the Circuit Breaker, the question we may be asking is - Where does non-work time start and where does that end?
For every parent hustling to keep up with virtual meetings while juggling the needs of a toddler, being the 24/7 playmate to your young child, or worrying over your teenager’s education progress, we feel you.
Working from home with kids is not easy during this #stayhome school holidays, but can be made more manageable with a few helpful practices to establish new rhythms for yourself and your kids.
As we adjust our work and family life with the changing “new norm”, here are 9 ways to navigate this all-in-one life.
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How has your work and family routine during this Circuit Breaker worked out for you? Remember, there’s no perfect routine.
Have you affirmed your children for their efforts since the Circuit Breaker started? This arrangement is new for them too, and everyone can do with some encouragement (and treats!)
This Circuit Breaker is a transient phase, and it will pass. However, the shift to working from home may well extend beyond that and be the “new normal”. As such, cultivating sustainable and effective work from home practices would go a long way in encouraging a positive home atmosphere for everyone in the family.
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