Today, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced an improvement in the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the capital. The mayor signed a decree according to which, from January 27, some of the restrictions introduced to stabilize the epidemiological situation will be relaxed. In particular, the requirement for the obligatory transfer of 30% of employees of enterprises to a remote mode of work, which has been in effect since October 5 last year. Many workers may soon return to their offices. NEWS.ru found out how nearly four months of being away from home affected people and how to properly adapt to offline work.
The pandemic is on the decline - over the past week, the number of new cases of COVID-19 infection did not exceed two to three thousand per day. The number of hospitalized people decreased by another thousand people. More than 50% of beds are free in coronavirus hospitals - for the first time since mid-June last year, said Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
In these realities, conditions should be created for a quick economic recovery, the head of the city said. To this end, he, among other things, canceled the requirement to transfer some of the employees of enterprises to remote work.
Author: Sergei Sobyanin [Mayor of Moscow]
The requirement to transfer at least 30% of employees to the remote work mode is no longer mandatory and will be of a recommendatory nature. Returning employees to offices or keeping a distance is left to the decision of the heads of specific enterprises and organizations.
Thus, in the coming days, many company employees may return to their offices after nearly four months of telecommuting. During all this time, they are accustomed to working at home, and now they will have to re-adapt to the changed conditions. This happens after vacation, when in the first working days a person's working capacity is significantly reduced, clinical psychologist Valentin Denisov-Melnikov told NEWS.ru.
In addition, workers will have to adapt to tight work schedules, travel by transport, an abundance of people and traffic jams. According to the psychologist, for a long time Russians were intimidated by the danger of contact with other people, so they developed a fear of communication, which they also need to fight against.
To cope with these problems and to adapt more easily, you need to remind yourself that this is just a return to a normal, familiar life.
Author: Valentin Denisov-Melnikov [clinical psychologist and sexologist]
You have already been in it, and nothing terrible would have happened to you. You need to remember those pluses and bonuses that the usual regime gave, for example, you got to know each other, fell in love, had sex, talked with friends, discussed something, chose clothes. That is, to remember that there was a lot of good things. If a person finds five to ten points on which he is pleased to travel to work and communicate with other people, he will feel what was good, concentrate on this, it will be easier for him. That is, you need to focus on finding benefits, not possible problems.
He added that such a change of scenery can be useful - it will create the effect of leaving your comfort zone. However, this will bring additional stress to some ladies: it is not a fact that every woman will have a familiar business suit in size after four months of retirement, the psychologist added.
After going to work, the human body will need at least a week to adapt. At this time, it is important to be especially attentive to your health and help yourself switch to offline work, therapist Lyudmila Lapa told NEWS.ru.
Including, you should devote sufficient time to sleep, the most important period of which is from ten o'clock in the evening to two in the morning. If you have trouble falling asleep, you can take a sedative. You should go to bed and get up earlier so that you can do your morning routine and drive to work without haste.
It is also necessary to refrain from abundant food and snacks. It will be important to limit yourself from unnecessary stress - after removal, the body is not ready for a sharp increase in activity.
Author: Lyudmila Lapa [general practitioner]
Do not overload, do not immediately run to fitness and the pool. I have three patients here - right there in the pool: chronic inflammation, colds, bronchitis in one, someone with cystitis. It all starts with a load on the immune system, you don’t need to do this. We have to adapt very carefully. First - walking, walking in the fresh air. And only about a week later it will be possible to start sports activities.