Attaining a good work-life balance while working from home can be challenging. We are constantly juggling our home and work responsibilities, which can lead to burnout. The routine will look different for each one of us and could change on a daily basis. Hence, it is important to create a balance and we hope our tips can help you achieve it.
1. Utilize your resources
You will probably not have everything you need to do your job exactly as you would in the office. So, adapt and do the best you can with what you have available. Use tactics like creating a makeshift work space or using post it notes. A small mental shift can make a large difference.
Take out time to work out as it relieves your body of that pent-up energy and stress. You will feel happier and more productive as exercising pumps up your endorphins and lifts your mood.
3. Take lunch breaks
While having complete access to your snacks sounds fun, this benefit becomes invalid if you’re not able to reach out to them! Ensure that you set aside time in your day for a proper lunch break. In case you find yourself skipping it, create a reminder on your phone & calendar.
When the whole office starts working from home, you get cut off from a lot of casual daily interactions, which can make you feel lonely. Combat this by having a casual talk with your friends or work colleagues a couple of times throughout the day through regular or video calls.
5. “Go home” on time
Set a time when you finish up for the day, and when the clock gets there, shut down your laptop and leave your workspace. Always remember, t’s not the number of hours that count, it’s the amount of work put into those hours that makes a difference.