As a general rule, I try not to write too much about my job. I want to start off this post by saying how grateful that I am that I have a job and that I can work from home.
I know there are a lot of people who were put out of work, or who are getting paid by their job, but were told not to work right now. I know that it must be challenging and scary. I just want to preface this post with that, because I know some might not understand where I'm coming from.
It all centered around leaving work and work and home at home, at least as much as possible. If I had a bad day at work, those feelings would stay in my office or in my car and I would have my home, a neutralizing place for me, to come back to.
I have quickly learned that professional and personal aspects of my life are blending together a lot during this COVID-19 pandemic, and it isn't the best for my mental health, or for the mental health of others.
I found out from my best friend Jeremy that I'm not alone. He's in Atlanta, which is obviously a hotspot for the coronavirus since it is such a large place.
He told me that he received a tip about how to kind of get ride of that extra energy floating around after working. He said you can get in your car and do whatever it is you do on your commute. For me, I listen to music or call my mom. You could stay parked and do this, or take a ride around the neighborhood.