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Good Mental Health Practices Are Key For Those Working From Home

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Keeping a regular schedule including breaks is one strategy for coping with stress while working remotely.

Whether alone or living with others, working from home does present challenges to maintaining good mental health. Here is advice on balancing work and home when both are in the same place.

For those working at home because of the coronavirus, the workday got longer, the number of meetings increased and communicating with coworkers became more difficult. These and other stressors can impair your mental wellbeing but there are steps you can take and boundaries you can set to make you more resilient.

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