This post is a list of blogs that I’ve come across and thought were worth sharing. I’ve included a brief snapshot of each article and organized them by topic. I’ll continue to update this page as I come across articles worth sharing. Also, be sure to check out blog posts from the clinicians at Here Counseling.
Working from Home
A couples therapist in SF describes how common problems arise from being in close proximity with your significant other for extended periods of time. She writes that these common problems are exacerbated by the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 epidemic, and she provides 6 excellent suggestions for how to navigate the stress and proximity together. Getting ahead of the virus’ potential impact on our relationships should be part of any good coronavirus readiness plan, so this is a great article to help with adapting.
This blog is pretty id-depth and will appeal to those who are in middle management, as well as a team member. It comes from the folks at Trello, who has their entire team working remotely and are very experienced in it (they even wrote a book about it and it link it at the bottom of the blog, if you want a copy). This is a great article if you think you might be working from home for the next couple of months or longer.
Also from the Trello team, this blog is one of the better ones I’ve read for parents working from home. The author discusses how to manage your children’s expectations about their parents being at home and develop great routines. My favorite suggestion is one my clients / patients hear from me a lot: wake up at the same time everyday. Maintaining routines requires extra effort but it is even more important when there is less accountability.
Last one from Trello (they have a great blog with more you can check out at blog.trello.com)! Moving to remote work is an adjustment in our personal routines but it is also an adjustment in how we view workplace etiquitte and time management. This blog does a great job presenting these problems and providing useful solutions. For instance, if you’re struggling with writing an email for fear of your tone being misunderstood, see if you can schedule a quick FaceTime to get the message across the way you’re most comfortable.
This blog comes from the American Psychological Association and is brief and to the point. It is a great read for folks feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
This blog introduces the “COVID-19 Five-a-day,” which, as the author puts it, “is a set of five daily goals that you and your family can implement, based on global research on resilience and coping with adversity.” Tips provided in this blog are based on research from the effects of isolation, and if you want to find out more, there is a link at the bottom of the webpage.
This is a fantastic guide released by the British Psychological Association that details how to discuss the Coronavirus with your children. It details the needs of children at different developmental stages, what they may say or do, and exactly what you an do to help. This guide is for parents of children age 0-18. Also look at this article and video from our very own Ashley Holcomb, PsyD about how to talk to your children about the coronavirus.