If you are like millions of others, you have been working from home lately. There are both positive and negative aspects of working out of a home office, and it’s not a great fit for everyone. You may be anxiously awaiting the announcement that it’s time to head back into your normal work environment. Or, you may have come to realize just how much your family relies on you to be there. If the latter situation sounds familiar, you should start preparing yourself for the eventual return to your previous schedule as early as possible. Here are a few things that can make the transition go a little more smoothly.
1. Protect Vulnerable Family Members
Older adults are much more likely to have serious complications if they fall ill. Protect them by arranging for things like grocery deliveries and entertainment. Look into arranging for companion care Southampton NY to ensure someone is keeping an eye on them and stepping in to help.
2. Arrange Child Care
More and more school districts are turning to hybrid or fully-remote learning for the fall. That means kids will still be home, even if you have to return to work. If you have younger children at home who still need care and supervision, start making arrangements now. Lower capacities at childcare facilities may limit openings and your choices. So, the sooner you start, the more likely you are to find care that you are comfortable with.
3. Get Pets on a Schedule
If you have joined the legions of animal lovers who fostered or adopted a shelter pet during the shutdown, you’ll want to start acclimating that pet to your new schedule. Make any adjustments to feeding, walks or playtime to reduce separation anxiety once the big day arrives.
No matter how you view your upcoming return to the office, there will be changes you can anticipate. Taking definitive action will make your return to work smoother for you, your family and your pets.