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YOUDON'THAVETOBE
CRAZYTOWORKHERE!
@michele_butcher
Handling your mental health while working remotely and dealing with a pandemic
WordCamp Greece 2021
mlb.pw/greece2021
- Head Geek at Can’t Speak Geek
- 13Core Founder
- ShePress Founder & Executive
Director
- Lead Organizer for Southern IL WP
- Beginners WP Instructor
MICHELEBUTCHER-JONES
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
DISCLAIMER
I am in no way a medical professional. If you feel you need professional
help, please seek help. Ideas expressed in this talk are opinion based.
Oh and there will be lots of cat memes!
Because cats make people happy
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
ADAYINTHELIFEOFAREMOTEWORKER
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HOWSOCIETYTHINKSWEWORK
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HOWOURDAYTYPICALLYGOES
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BENEFITSOFWORKINGREMOTELY
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WEWORKWHEREVERTHEREISCOFFEEANDWIFI
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WECANHAVEOURMUSICORMOVIESONWITHOUT
ANYCO-WORKERSCOMPLAINING
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BECAUSEPANTSAREOPTIONAL
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BUT,THEDEMONINTHECLOSETNO
ONEWANTSTOTALKABOUT.
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MENTALILLNESS
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DEPRESSIONISONEOFTHE#1HEALTHCONCERNS
OFREMOTEWORKERS
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BURNOUTISAREALTHING
Anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia, anger, irritability, health
issues like indigestion and headaches), lack of motivation, decreased
job performance, loss of focus and forgetfulness can all be signs of
burnout.
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WORKANXIETY
Am I good enough?
Will they fire me for this one mistake?
I am not coding fast enough.
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WAYSTOSTAYHAPPYANDSANE
WELLSEMI-SANEFORSOMEOFUS.
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
It will be there when you get back I promise
LEAVEWORKATWORK
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
Life does not have to be at the speed of light all the time.
RELAX
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
Work someplace new, go out to lunch, take a walk break, take a 20
minute nap sometimes.
CHANGEYOURROUTINE
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
Take advantage of social media platforms.
Slack, Facebook, Twitter, and other chats can help you feel
connected while working alone.
TALKTOPEOPLE
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
And make it something that does not involve a screen
DOSOMETHINGFUN
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
Be deliberate on taking care of yourself. Eat healthy, keep up with hygiene, and
stay clear of bad health habits.
DON’TFORGETABOUTYOU
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
Boosting the heart rate makes endorphins and endorphins make you happy
GETPHYSICAL
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
You might feel alone but you are never alone.
There is always someone willing to listen.
TALKABOUTIT
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
If you ever feel sducidal, just can’t take it anymore, or wanting to hurt
yourself or others, seek professional help.
GETHELP
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
MAKINGACOMMUNITYSTAND
@michele_butcher mlb.pw/greece2021
Mental Health can affect everyone.
KICKTHESTIGMA
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If you see someone who seems like they are having a bad day,
be a friend to them.
BEAFRIEND
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Don’t be afraid to share your story and share information.
RAISEAWARENESS
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QUESTIONS?
@michele_butcher
YOUCANFINDMEHERE
Twitter: @michele_butcher
MakeWP Slack: michelebutcher-jones
Facebook: Michele Butcher-Jones
Email: michele@13core.com
CantSpeakGeek.com
13Core.com
ShePress.org (Coming Real Soon!)
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