Working from home during self isolation: Part 1

Working from home during self isolation: Part 1

by Apr 16, 2020Lifestyle

Setting a daily ritual while working from home during self isolation.

In case you missed Part 1 of this newsletter you can read it here.

In these uncertain times, I want to take a moment to acknowledge you and remind you that you’re not alone in this. And, while I know there is uncertainty around every corner, there are a few things that are certain.


  1. No one knows how long this will last. However, you are strong, and together, as a community, worldwide, we stand as one — stronger than ever.
  2. It’s OK to see the good in the midst of the chaos, in fact, I think we need to… and it’s up to us to consciously make that choice
While we may be encouraged to distance ourselves physically, something like this can bring us together more than ever before, if we let it.

The purpose of this article is to help you develop a ritual when working from home, whether it’s your first time or this is business as usual.

I will also share with you tips on:


  • How to optimize your time so you can you don’t give in to that depressing news items that relay doom and gloom (I am not against staying informed..I just don’t want to subscribe to fear mongering)
  • Creative ways in which you can support your community and beyond.
  • Plus, a little insight into the mindset work I’ve personally been doing
that will help you shift your focus from fear to gratitude.

Benefits of developing a ritual or a structure for your day.

Regardless of whether you’re a busy Mum looking after a busy household, perhaps with (a not so supportive partner), or a single parent trying their level best to manage the kids (without losing your sanity) – one thing is certain, if you don’t have a structure – a ritual – you will find yourself mostly “putting out fires”. Reacting rather than responding.

I agree there is beauty and adventure in spontaneity, but, at least for me, it has to be a once in a while “treat” rather than a routine.

Personally for me, working from home has allowed me to focus on those bigger writing projects (my new book is one of them), also take out time for self care and spend time to connect with people who matter to me.

Next week I’ll share my tips to staying focussed (and still having some fun) while in self isolation.

Mum at home with the kids

Focus on what you can control.
Focus on the positive – have FAITH that one day the light will dispel darkness.
Focus on how you can serve those around you, with love, from a distance.

Take care, and if you would like to know more about how I can personally help you with Mindset, Health and Wellness strategies, join me on my Radical Wellness Program.

Discover. Empower. Prosper.

Dr Arun Dhir

Dr Arun Dhir
Surgeon, Health & Wellness Advocate.
Author of “Happy Gut, Healthy Weight” and “Create a New You Health Journal