Quarrels in Quarantine
2 in 3 Americans say working from home has already put a strain on their relationship, reveals survey.
- 8 days is the longest the average person admits they could work from home with their partner before things become tense.
- 72% say they do not have enough room to work comfortably from home if they live with their partner.
- However, over half of respondents say working from home increases their productivity.
- 79% of people say they speak more with family now than they did before the pandemic.
- For the best video calling apps to stay in touch with family, check our article here on Gear Hungry
If your partner knows what makes you tick and you’re starting to feel like a time bomb waiting to go off, here are some tips by GearHungry.com on how to deal with the situation in a positive way:
- If you find yourselves having to work in close quarters, you can each use a pair of noise-canceling headphones to zone out and forget your significant other is in the room. This will allow you both to get through your to-do lists and organise your thoughts without having the other person distract you.
- Learn a new hobby together. Now is the perfect time to maximise bonding through activities such as cooking (buy your ingredients online to minimise contact) or learn a new language.
- Spend at least an hour per day on some sort of exercise routine. There are tons of at-home workout videos available online such as yoga, HIIT, dance routines and pilates.
- Ease additional stress by keeping your home neat and tidy by splitting up the household chores.