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Teleworkouts - Working Out While Working From Home

Whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or somewhere in between, teleworking puts us all in a situation where we must adapt to an adjusted level of socialization and exposure to the outside world. Read more...

 

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Cosmic Kids Yoga

Peanuts is getting ready to post a suite of online activities that will include some Astronaut Snoopy content and curriculum NASA helped to create under a Space Act Agreement.  They are modifying the curriculum to be oriented to parents rather than teachers and have featured the materials on the main Peanuts website. You can check that out here.

 

NASA HQ develops NASA at Home

With many of us indoors, let us be your window into the universe. NASA at Home is your one-stop-shop with podcasts, educational activities, do-it-yourself projects and more. 

This week, we’re introducing astronaut story time from Earth. Each weekday at 4 p.m. EDT, record-breaking astronaut Christina Koch, who recently returned to our home planet after 328 days in space, will read a children’s book on Instagram Live. Follow her to enjoy: https://www.instagram.com/astro_christina/

Social distancing getting you down, read about how the astronats deal with it here.

Finding it tough staying at home, read "An Astronaut's Tips for Living in Close Quarters"

Find more helpful information from our NASA Occupational health here. 

 

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Coping with Social Distancing

Coping with Isolation and Quarantine During the Pandemic

NASA has a lot of experience with what people experience when they are isolated and confined for long periods of time.  Our ISS crew experience these conditions for months at a time.  Our astronauts are both chosen and trained to best deal with isolation and confinement. But it is new to much of our workforce. We can benefit by practicing some of the training in “expeditionary skills” astronauts receive, and from some good common-sense strategies. Below are some tips on what to expect and how to maintain your mental and emotional wellbeing when you are working remotely or quarantined. Read more... (internal NASA link only)

Coping with A Pandemic

Here is a great video from JSC's own Jackie Reese from our Employment Assistance Program (EAP) discussing how to cope during this time of uncertainty.

Finding Joy During the Pandemic

The circumstances we find ourselves in are unprecedented. We’re dealing with a worldwide pandemic and deep social and political divisions that can leave folks feeling negative, pessimistic, and discouraged. Those feelings prevent us from coping effectively, change how we navigate our relationships, and can impact our health and overall well-being. So, what can we do to change that? As it turns out … quite a bit.

Click Roundup Reads to get some helpful pointers from JSC Employee Assistance Program Director Jackie Reese on “Finding Joy During the Pandemic,” like practicing acceptance and cultivating intentional hobbies.


If you need help with this process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to JSC’s Employee Assistance Program (internal NASA link only) at 281-483-6130 or via email.