Here’s How To Love Working From Home!
With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, companies around the world have been adapting to remote working, which has become an integral part of the new normal. Working from home offers a range of benefits such as saving on commute time and preventing distractions from co-workers. On the other hand, it comes with its own set of challenges including loneliness, and a lack of a work-life balance.
Here’s are a few simple steps to make the most out of working from home:
Take Regular Breaks
Taking regular breaks is a part of working in an office space. Be it coffee breaks, lunch walks or chats with co-workers. Maintaining this is equally important when working from home to avoid burnout and to boost productivity, having been shown to help solve complex problems by providing a fresh perspective.
Develop A Flexible Structure
When working remotely, it may take a bit of time to get into your groove and to optimize your productivity. Don’t be shy to experiment when it comes to finding what suits your style of working the best. You never know, your home may offer more freedom than your office space to create the ideal working environment. Explore different locations in your house to work from and try matching different environments with different types of tasks. At the same time, make sure to create certain work-free zones.
Make The Most Out Of Your Commute Time
While you may have ditched your commute, maintaining a morning routine can help you get into your work mode before you start working. Make the most of this additional free time that you now have and repurpose it into family time, or self-improvement time.
Define Clear Boundaries
Working from home can often mean that you may try to overcompensate and work longer hours. This does not need to be the case and will adversely impact your productivity in the long run. Make sure to set clear boundaries with your manager and coworkers regarding your schedule and adhere to it. Once you are done with the day’s work, put away the items relating to your work, and change your attire to switch into a more relaxed state. At the same time, make sure that you set clear boundaries with members of your household to ensure uninterrupted time and space during your work hours.