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Kathlyn Laiu

Asked on 22 Apr 2020

How do you manage a work-life balance and what do you do to de-stress during this circuit breaker period?

Curious to hear about how you guys unwind during this circuit breaker period!

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Angeline Teo
Angeline Teo, Calculator at The Internet
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Answered on 01 May 2020

Lots of netflix and youtube.

lots of music from spotify and youtube.

lots of exercise at home....

and yes, we don't save on food now, buying good food to enjoy and destress at home.​​​

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I keep working hours strictly to work and if I have to continue working thereafter, I'll work in the living room where I get to engage in conversations with my family.

To still keep myself sane, I will set aside some me-time on a weekly basis to do things I like to do such as baking and reading. Some alone time is essential for my mental health😅

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Colin Lim
Colin Lim, Financial Services Consultant at Colin Lim
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Answered on 22 Apr 2020

Play some games? you can play games with your friends online? Like Mahjong? action games.. i do reading, research on stock markets, talk to my clients.

find a friend/s to talk to everyday. just by calling them and say hi how are you doing is better than text messages to me.

hope it helps u.​​​

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Jacob
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Answered on 22 Apr 2020

Hi Kathlyn, funny enough I have been unwinding by reading up on personal finance. While some find it taxing, I feel it helps keep my mind away from my work at times. So switching up the topic of interest has been a good trick for me to snap me out of my slumber, from looking at excels charts to reading up content on Seedly for example (and replying communitiy questions).

There seems to be a Pomodoro trend as well, where you break your day up into 20-30 minute chunks and take 5-10 minute breaks in between. I think it helps in keeping one on track with defined goals to achieve over a short period of time, that beats someone who may be staring blanking into the screen for 20 minutes trying to find inspiration. I have yet to try it but it does sound effective!

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Brian Y
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Updated on 22 Apr 2020

Sometimes we have to detach from work, although the challenges are understandable - when we work in office, we can be "physically separated" from work when we leave. Now your home/your room is your workspace!

Personally I find it manageable if 15-30 mins break every 2-3 hours of working, for power nap, for a cup of coffee, catching up news, watching Netflix. It makes the whole situation a tiny bit more bearable.

Next I'm trying out home workouts!​​​

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Set daily goals on the tasks to complete and define a timeframe for each task. Accordingly, this ensures that you do not get burned out while doing what you need to do.

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