COVID-19 The Dreaded ‘C’ Word

AL Virtual Assistance, Freelance PA & Business Support Services

As we face these uncertain times it can be hard to see the positives. Everywhere we look, we can’t avoid the dreaded ‘C’ word.

Of course, we need to keep informed but there can be a feeling of too much information. We’re feeling overwhelmed as it is and that sense of overwhelm is ultimately leading to worry and panic.

If you’re a small business, you are probably feeling the impact of this very hard. We’re still unsure what support the government can provide and yet we are still trying to go about our day to day business for as long as possible in the safest way we can. Every day, hour and minute is precious to business and it needs to be filled in the most productive way possible to get us through to the other side.

I use the words ‘we’re’ and ‘us’ in the above paragraph because I’m here, in the same boat with you.

However, as a Virtual Assistant I have the experience of working from home. I’ve been doing this for many years, and I want to share a bit of positivity that it is possible! Many of you will have made the decision to remove yourself from your shared workspace or office and work from home. So here are a few things to think about. They may seem obvious, but you’ll be amazed how easy it is to slip out of your work routine if you don’t bolt it down first off:

  • Get up and get dressed as if you were going to work
  • Set yourself a schedule
  • Include breaks – if it’s safe to do so, go for a short walk outside, even if it’s just to your garden (if you have one)
  • Create a workspace that you can shut off at the end of the day
  • Learn new ways of working with technology
  • Finish on time!

There is another thing to think about… if you have staff that are considered vulnerable and have had to go into long term isolation, are they able to work from home? Have they already been unfortunate enough to contract this awful virus? Are you trying to do everything yourself because in these sad times you’ve had to put someone’s job on hold because you are concerned from a financial aspect that you can’t keep them on full time during this crisis?

Virtual Assistants have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to remote working. So whether you need some advice on how you can make working from home work for your business, or you need a little help with some temporary cover for those who are not fit enough to work, then I’m here to help.

Get in touch and let’s work through these difficult times together.

Stay safe, stay at home, stay healthy.

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