Many employers are letting folks work fromhome as coronavirus fears sweep the nation.
Remote working can be a blessing if you're ahermit and a curse if you're a social butterfly.
Say you're the latter, here's how to cope withloneliness while working from home.
If you sit behind a computer all day and don'teven get on conference calls, make socializingpart of your job.
A therapist tells Bustle that socializing meeting with friends or grabbing coffee - playsa key role in being healthy enough to do your jobwell, which in turn makes for a lasting career.
Translation, having lunch with your friend fromdown the hall is boosting your productivity.
Just make sure you're both feeling well enoughto meet up.
Say you do need to make a lot of phone calls.
A certified life coach tells Bustle to schedule awalk and talk.
Turning work meetings into exercise sessions isa great way to get your heart rate going and a great way t0 get your heart rate going and energy level up, since decreased physical exercise is common when you work from home.
NBC News says exercising is essential for thosewith mood disorders since getting physicalhelps regulate emotions.
If you're inside for days on end, check in with colleagues you haven't seen in a while by setting up video call over a voice call.
You'll keep the connection alive and remain social.
Chances are, they're bored, too!
Do your work and ignore the news. Mental health professionals say isolation can bea mood-crusher for those with depression.
Their best advice is to get through the work day and try not to focus on worrying round-the-clock news updates.