Working from home: Tips for maintaining productivity

As many of us are a couple weeks into working from home, it’s normal to start to feel a little burnt out. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when working from home:

  1. Maintain your schedule. Treat each workday as if you were heading into the office. Setting your alarm for the same time every day and following your usual morning routine will put you in the headspace that you are going to work.
  2. Have a designated workspace. Confining your work to a certain room in your home can help you stay focused throughout the day and maintain a routine. If you don’t have a separate room available, find an area with minimal traffic flow to limit distractions.
  3. Use headphones to block out distracting noises. Listening to mediation music or sounds of nature may help you maintain focus without being too distracting.
  4. Take breaks. Taking regular breaks can help make sure you do not get overwhelmed. Getting up to take a quick walk around your home, do some stretching or take your dog out can help you re-energize and focus on the rest of the workday.
  5. Plan ahead. It is helpful to plan out your workday the night before. Identify what tasks are most vital and assign them to yourself at the start of the day to ensure that they get completed. Save the more mundane tasks for later in the afternoon when your energy begins to decline.
  6. Stay connected. It is easy to feel isolated from your team working remotely. It is essential to maintain open communication with your team while working remotely. Scheduling regular check-in meetings with your team will help everyone feel connected and supported during these atypical times.

Positivity for Your Friday

Our team really enjoyed the comedic relief and positivity of Some Good News with John Krasinski. His Youtube channel discusses a few heartwarming, good stories that people might be looking for right now while spending time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to watching future episodes! #ccrcares


Ways to Help Your Fellow San Diegans

First and foremost, the best way to help your fellow San Diegans is to stay safe at home and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other ways to help:

  • DONATE money, food, personal protective equipment, wish list items, and even blood. Organizations like Feeding San Diego, UC San Diego Medical Center, the San Diego Humane Society, and the San Diego Blood Bank are among many in need.
  • VOLUNTEER your time (if you are healthy) by helping organizations like Serving Seniors or the San Diego Food Bank.
  • SUPPORT local restaurants and small businesses. The #takeoutchallenge is an initiative to support some hard-hit establishments.
  • SHARE posts on your social media about available resources for those who might need it.
  • ADVOCATE for those who you feel need help.

For links and more information about the organizations discussed, see the attached articles from NBC San Diego and 10 News:


Our thoughts are with all San Diegans: Weekly Resources

To all of our fellow San Diegans:

This is certainly an uncharted time for all of us, and as a team, all of us at CCR are committed to continuing to educate, empower and support our communities. As we have found new ways of doing business and being innovative with our work, we know the key to success will be high levels of communication and support moving forward. We will continue to act in accordance with our core values of service, excellence, integrity, and collaboration, while providing positive news and resources during the uncertainty of COVID-19.


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We will all get through this together.

Be well,

The CCR Team – Kristen, Erica, Marla, Joe, Sarah, Darian, & Bernard


Committee highlight: The Meth and Families Committee

As a subcommittee of the Meth Strike Force, the Meth and Families Committee recognizes the need for trauma-informed intervention that includes the whole family. Many people develop substance use disorders after living through trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Some risk factors include having a parent with a substance use disorder, losing a parent, having an incarcerated parent, experiencing physical or sexual abuse, and many others. When a child can be part of a parent's recovery, the child can develop a sense of resilience and strength in their family. In San Diego County, the Meth and Families Committee sees the intergenerational nature of meth addiction and strives to support families recovering together.

The Committee produces a quarterly newsletter to share resources, information, and perspectives to aid families in their journey. The most recent newsletter highlighted two San Diego services: 211 San Diego and the Access and Crisis Line (see the newsletter below). Future topics include a client perspective to explain what to expect when entering the system of care and their experience utilizing substance use disorder services, and later, information on San Diego’s Drug Endangered Children (DEC) unit.

To learn more about the Meth Strike Force, go to

To download the newsletter, click here