Return to Work
Just as you were asked to adjust to working from home, you may now need to prepare to re-adjust to returning to work in the office.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent adjustments to daily life, many of us have had to make significant changes in the way we work, live and interact with each other.
As restrictions ease due to high vaccination rates and life begins to return to the “new normal” some of us will begin to return to the physical office or workplace.
For some of us, this may be a welcomed return that brings excitement, possibility and anticipation.
Others may feel neutral about this, and not feel impacted either way. And for some, returning to the workplace may bring up feelings of uncertainty, unease or concern.
Furthermore, some people have not only become accustomed to working from home but may have enjoyed it or found it allowed them to achieve goals and be productive in other areas of their life such as juggling family and other commitments.
Returning to working from the office will impact people in different ways and in varying capacities, just as it did when you were asked to work from home. The impacts of COVID-19 have left many people feeling a loss of control, choice and the inability to plan and prepare.
The return to the office is yet another change, and one you may also feel you have little choice in or feel apprehensive about. With change can come a range of feelings and if you are feeling uncertain or unsure about the return to the office, this is understandable.
Returning to the office or other physical workplace is yet another significant change that may bring about a range of different feelings and emotions.
Below are some additional resources that may support your transition as we navigate the “new normal”.
If you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed, call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14. You can also text us on 0477 13 11 14 or chat with us online.
For further and ongoing support please see your local GP or other health professional.