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To give your day structure, keep the same routine as when you went into an office. Get up at the same time and make a to-do list. Check in with the same person every morning.
Your schedule will change over time as you adjust to your new working arrangement.
You won't have the same cues as you do from your workplace to remind you to get up or get lunch. When you lose the pace of your day, everything can start to blend together.
Treat your exercise, meals and stretch breaks as you would any other meeting. Put it on your calendar, at least to start.
Proactively stay in touch with others rather than waiting for someone to reach out. It could be emailing colleagues more often, using chat tools or just picking up the phone.
Getting a pet is another way to break isolation, or playing a familiar movie for a background hum to break the silence.
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