Are you struggling to set boundaries between work and home life?
The same technology you use for work can be a helpful tool for turning off when you’re not at work, even if that’s still at your kitchen table.
A couple features you can use are:
1. Automatically silence notifications on your phone and laptop during non-working hours by setting a daily schedule. Silencing notifications can help you stay present when you’re away from the office and want to unplug.
2. Adjust your work calendar settings to display your working hours and times on and offline to colleagues. Some workplaces have already put communication norms in place where working hours are respected for chats and phone calls.
Tools like these can help you both set and maintain boundaries. Automatic boundaries free you from needing to re-enforce them every day, making the process easier.
Another benefit of these systems is that they can be shifted as your priorities and outside-of-work obligations change. Every individual can decide where these boundaries are drawn, when, and for how long.
You can find a balance that works best for you and your family.
Below are some helpful resources with information geared toward decreasing the stigma around mental health and the military. As Focused Solutions continues efforts to shatter the stigma around mental health in the military, we look forward to a time when seeking mental health help will be as unremarkable as going for an annual physical.
- The Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PCHoE)
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- The Military Health System website (Mil)
Contact us at Focused Solutions to learn about how we can help you navigate life’s unique challenges…together.