It can be difficult to navigate working from home during a global pandemic, but now is the time to focus on the things that you can control. While others view mandatory work from home life as a vacation of sorts, now is the time to get back to the basics and use this time for personal and professional development.
Listen to a business podcast or audio book while you clear out old emails that have been sitting in your inbox. Learn something new by watching a webinar led by an expert in your field. Play around with a new program, research what others in your industry are doing across the country, be inspired by things you don’t normally have the time to dive into. This is the time to not only catch up but to get ahead.
In addition to coming back to work refreshed professionally, use this time for self care and care for others. Let’s face it, we’re likely not going to be sitting at our dining room tables for eight hours every day. Use your spare time to offer assistance to those who may need it. Offer to grocery shop for someone who doesn’t feel comfortable leaving the house. Check in on loved ones. Call your grandparents. Go for a walk in the fresh air. Wash your hands.
The way we do business is going to look a little different on the other side of COVID-19, so make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running by using this “down time” productively.
Here are a few of my favorite examples of digital resources that are perfectly tailored for business learning and personal development while working remotely –