Many of us are now in remote mode and are working in an environment with minimal or no contact with our managers or colleagues. Our lives have been affected by the present circumstances and you are not alone if you are finding it hard to focus in this situation. Our homes are not the office and our dining tables are not our desks. Life is different!

Staying motivated can be near impossible when your mind is filled with anxieties. If you’re anything like us, you may be easily distracted by chores and news updates, and that’s completely understandable. It’s ok to have unproductive days. Keep in mind what you see on other people’s social media is not always what is happening behind the scenes so don’t be hard on yourself if you’re not performing at your usual high standard. It’s unlikely anyone else is either!

Prioritize your mental health and continue to follow the basics with balanced meals, sleep and appropriate work life balance. We have found it easier to set time to listen to the pandemic news rather than have it on all day. Staying informed from reputable sources also means we don’t need to integrate it into every conversation. As this new normal sets in, staying positive and motivated can be challenging; the advice we have all heard from our mothers at some point is “this too shall pass”’ And it will.

Please remember that if you are struggling and need to talk to someone, there are resources available.


We are accepting resumes and conducting phone interviews so that when the tide turns we are in a good place to help you find a suitable role. Please email us at and one of our team members will be in touch.


If you are lucky enough to have found that you have some free time, TAFE and many other universities are now providing free or cost-reduced online courses. Click here to find out more

On behalf of all of us at PATH4, take care and stay safe!

Nicole, Emily and Amy