The biggest perk of working from home is greater flexibility. Remote workers take advantage of this and create a flexible schedule for finishing both official and household chores. However, this flexibility often creates undue pressure, especially if you’re working non-traditional hours. Without the usual lunch-breaks and daily commute, most remote workers end up spending additional hours working online.
Here are a few tips to balance your work and life in a much better way.
Set a schedule and follow it.
Some people feel that if there is greater flexibility, they must remain available anytime. This is more problematic for people who work different shifts than their colleagues.
This problem has a simple solution: create a schedule and stick to it. This will help you achieve work-life balance. Your team will know when they can or cannot reach you, and you can plan your personal activities without impacting your office work.
Utilize breaks to finish personal tasks.
Remote working offers greater productivity. You can dedicate more time without commuting, walking around, or in-office banter. But, to keep the solitude and monotony of working alone, use personal errands to break up your day.
For instance, do your meal prepared before your meeting and cook your meal after the meeting. This way, you will not have to break your back standing continuously in the kitchen and you will not miss important notifications online.
No matter how busy, always make room for exercise in your schedule. It brings down stress, releases endorphins, and uplifts your mood. Can’t make time for a 1-hour workout? Take a 15-minute break between work for stretches.
Naturally, it is difficult to exercise with all the gyms and sports facilities being closed. On the bright side, many trainers are offering assistance online. You can also lookup free classes on YouTube. Exercise is an excellent way to accomplish a work-life balance from home.
Finding that work-life balance during remote working is really possible provided there is the willingness to be flexible and be innovative