One or two off days from work seems like a blessing. If it’s three? Even better!
But a whole month? Consecutive 7 months? Or more?
Now it is not seeming as a blessing anymore and shifting more towards a curse situation.
The reality is to be accepted which is COVID-19.
Due to this scenario covering the whole world, businesses are still functioning but not from offices but employees are working from home.
Work from home is not as easy as it may sound and is quite challenging in reality.
Work From Home Is A Challenge?
A person lives two parts of life.
50% at the workplace and 50% at home. As for now, our whole 100% has to be from home which is getting difficult by all means.
Although, merging these two sides of a lifestyle can be handled. It is not something impossible, you just need to know the tricks to stay sane while you pursue work from home.
Just follow the trail…
Working from home still offers a lot of advantages. You just need to manage the balance.
Just like the right about of salt on our well-seared steak!
Make space within your space!
First things first.
You need to make space just like your work station. Add a desk and a chair. This is your chance to show your inner interior designer. Make a separate space for working where you can ignore the rest of the world and just Work, Work, Work, Work (Rihanna can inspire you here!)
Stick to the regular schedule
- Set an alarm
- Wake up
- Snooze it for 5 (more) minutes
- Sleep again!
Just some regular things.
Now, as you are home and still have to work (sad reacts). You should not disturb the schedule. Wake up in the morning for your work.
- Have a healthy breakfast
- Wear ironed clothes
- Comb your hairs
- Do a little makeup (if you prefer)
This dress-up will boost energy and vibe like it is some regular day at work. This is exactly how it should go.
Cut-off unusual distractions
The distractions that you don’t usually get to your workplace.
You are at home so, there are some distractions for you. For Example:
At work, you wouldn’t prefer to call your best friend just to gossip about Kardashian’s marriage crisis. But, while at home, if you get a call from anyone you would take it happily without the fear of being noticed at work.
- Switch off your phone till working hours or till a break
- Shut the door of the room you are working in
- Don’t let anyone in unless it’s an emergency
- Make contact with your colleagues
This will cut loose the feeling of being home and it will create the environment of your workplace at your home. This way it gets helpful to stay on schedule and your sanity.
Don’t forget the Breaks!
‘And, we will be back right after this short break’
No matter the nature of your job, either you are working in telecommunications, offering affordable dissertation writing services to researchers and students, being a fine model or even a successful CEO.
You Need Breaks!
Don’t be locked in your made-up office room for straight 8 to 9 hours. It will exhaust you down in just one day. Take short breaks excluding lunch hour. It will give your mind the time to digest the whole process and with every break, you will be boosted for the next task.
Say no to over-time
Just because you are working from home doesn’t mean you will indulge your 24-hours in work stuff. You have a thing called LIFE!
Only work until the task is completed or the hours of your office. That’s it. Not a minute up. Otherwise, it will cannibalize your personal routine.
There can be a time that your boss thinks you can do over your limit just because you are at home. Well, don’t! Let them realize it’s much harder. Just manage the hours according to priorities.
Don’t ruin your eating habits!
Can you eat whenever you want to while at work?
At the replica of your office desk which is your own room, don’t just get up and eat. Or, have your fingers dipped in salsa that you are having with your nacho chips while working. This takes you off the track.
It will make you feel like you are home and even fatten you with so much snacking.
Keep your lunchtime and dinner time and even snack time, straight. Distribute the hours and enjoy your healthy lunch as you use to before the whole CORONA situation.
Stay in touch with your team
Don’t forget about your team.
Go-Team! Spirit is all that you need right now.
- Setup team meetings
- Contact your colleagues and work with your team
- Do regular discussions
- Enjoy a bit out of work conversation
This will not only energize you but you will feel better while working from home. At least you can see people from work through any social media platform or the most hyped ones in 2020 like zoom meetings or skype.
Realize that this is only the replica version of your office. You are adjusting! When the situation gets better, you will be back to your office place in no time. Otherwise, with all these tips, working from home isn’t so bad after all.
- You can jump on your bed right after you are done with work
- Hop in the kitchen for a quick snack
- Shower right after a meeting to cool yourself down
There are numerous benefits to working from home. Enjoy it while you can.
About The Author:
Carolina Hernes has done her masters in economics and has a joyful personality. He is the senior academic writer at EazyResearch and provides a tech base, informative and helpful content which is remarkable.