Are you working from home due to COVID-19?
If you’re anything like me, you might be suffering from blurred lines between home and work.
When working from home, it’s easy to find yourself not taking a shower, not brushing your teeth, jumping right on to the Zoom calls, and making yourself available at all hours of the day and night. Your work time can eat into your personal time with family.
If this is the case, it’s time to set some boundaries. Set up your calendar with a specific start and end time, and honor yourself by following it each day. In order to continue to thrive in a work at home situation, it helps to get into a routine and intentionally schedule each day.
Decide how many hours you’ll work each day and what you will accomplish. I found myself creating an unnecessary pressure thinking I had to work more hours since I was working from home. I thought I had to produce more since I wasn’t going into the office and wasn’t showing my busy-ness. I was able to solve this problem by putting specific results I would create on the calendar, as opposed to just vague tasks that were open ended.
When will you get up and walk around? Without the regular interruptions that you typically experience in a workplace, it’s easy to find yourself not moving for hours a day. You may find it useful to set an alarm each hour to remind yourself to get up and get your blood flowing.
Don't let yourself fall into bad habits. Make sure you're intentionally taking control of your day, setting boundaries, working to create specific results, and staying healthy. You'll feel much more balanced.
If you’d like to discuss a healthy work/life balance, book a free 30 minute call with me.