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Transitioning to a partial or fully remote employee model works best when you stay organized. Take a moment today and think through what your adjusted work plan will look like...
Things to Consider to Help you Stay Organized
Find yourself some dedicated space. Sit down and think of the most common things you do during a work day and write down ideas for how to integrate that into your home work space.
Plan for Regular Check-Ins. Decide when your regular meetings and updates will occur and make sure everyone knows how to connect. Do this even if you are working a lot on your own. Set a time where you stop, review and check in with yourself.
Reset Daily Work Routines. Instead of trying to force routines from your office into your remote work space, try a trial run to see how things actually function in your remote space and be willing to adjust for efficiency. Don't feel like it has to be perfect from the first day, you can continue to make tweaks as you go.
Talk through your adjusted needs. We can't forget to communicate with the people around us. Have a discussion with people in your home or close circle about your work boundaries. You all will likely be keeping a different schedule and coordinating with them will help you maximize both work and personal time.
You can use your telephonic EAP sessions to discuss this transition and how to manage the natural stress that comes with change, call 501-663-1797 or 800-777-1797 to set an appointment. Login to our website with code "sweap" to find more helpful tips, articles, resources, and links to trusted sources.
How to Access AA Meetings during Social Distancing
If you are a regular attendee of AA meetings, you are aware that they are transitioning to online meetings for public health and safety. You can find the Arkansas information for accessing online AA meetings HERE
They are also providing free access to the AAGrapevine and La Vina publications, the International Journals of Alcoholics Anonymous which you can find HERE
Bradford Health will be running their Concerned Persons Group for those who have a loved one going through a substance abuse issue via Zoom as well. Contact Bradford Health at 888-577-0012 to get more information.
Additional Wellbeing tips and information available on our Southwest EAP Facebook Page and Instagram @SWEAPWellbeing in hopes of brightening your news feed. Remember to be mindful of how much content, news updates and overall screen time you and your family are in taking during these next weeks.
Don't hesitate to reach out with questions.
Feel free to call or email the Southwest EAP office at 501-663-1797, 800-777-1797 or email@example.com for any questions or if we can help direct you to more information on this topic.
Links that connect you to the CDC and WHO websites are provided and recommended because these sites are continuously updating as new information becomes available.