6. Try to maintain a sleep schedule that pretends everything is normal (even if it does not feel that way at all...).
7. As tempting as it is, try not to work in an area of your home that’s usually reserved for rest (i.e. the sofa or bedroom). It’ll be easier to resist naps and Netflix if you stick to your dedicated workspace, even if it’s an unconventional setup.
8. If it’s possible, open the windows and let natural light into your workspace. If not, try utilizing lighting layers to brighten your space. A combo of overhead ambient lighting and task lighting (smaller fixtures like a desk lamp that help illuminate your workspace) can help your space feel bright and energized!
9. If you’re homeschooling while working, try managing your kids’ assignments the way you would manage a project at work. Tweak a favorite template or spreadsheet, find a color-coding system that helps you keep everything sorted, and make checklists so everyone feels a sense of accomplishment when assignments are complete.
10. Close out the end of the workday with virtual happy hour. Pour a glass for yourself to enjoy on the sofa or host a Facetime or Zoom gathering with coworkers, family, friends, or neighbors—cheers, you made it through another day!