September 2021

Helping our families adjust as we return to work

(NC) As many of us get ready to head back to the office and the country’s re-opening continues, you may be looking for ways to help the whole family adjust. Here are some helpful tips and resources to turn to for a seamless transition.

Get everyone organized
Start by getting organized and decluttering your space to prepare yourself for the back-to-work season. If you’re working from home, this will help you feel more put together, but if you are returning to the office this will act as a transition period to help you get your bearings. You can also make this into a fun activity for kids as they look to get prepped and ready to go back to school.

Help alleviate separation anxiety in your pets
With everyone spending more time outside the home, your pets will feel the impact. Purina Beyond recently brought together a panel of pet experts to address any issues that might come up. One tip is to try to eliminate “velcro behaviour,” teaching your pet to be more independent even when you are at home. If your pet has a special place like a bed or crate to turn to when you have to leave, they won’t feel as stressed.

Ease back into a new routine
Help make things easier by creating a schedule. Try organizing your morning into 20- or 30-minute intervals to allocate enough time to wake up, prepare breakfast and get the rest of the family ready for work or school. Sticking to a daily routine will help you make room for all of the important things you need to get done during the day and can help contribute to increased productivity and healthy habits.

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