The last few months (feels like years) have been a series of constant changes in how we do pretty much everything. The biggest change for many is the new task of working completely from home during a pandemic. If you are like me, you never really planned to work from home ever! Being a therapist in-person work is what I have always wanted to do. I’ve spent many hours setting my office up to create the therapeutic space I feel is the most conducive to healing. But now, I’m lucky if I get to go into my office once a month, and I haven’t seen a client face to face in over two months.
My work/life balance has been blurred, with my boundaries needing to constantly change. Job stress is at an all-time high for most of my clients, and if I’m being honest was for me at first as well. So, how do we cope with working from home during a pandemic? Here are 10 tips to help.
Emily Thomas loves seeing clients as a therapist at Live True Counseling; believing every day she gets to explore someone’s life with them is a privilege. When not in the office, she can be found snuggled up on the couch of her tiny house with her pets, tending her garden or reading a good book in a coffee shop. On sunny days she loves to take in all the natural shades of her favorite color green, exploring beautiful Oregon.