Working can be an emotional roller coaster for many. With the outbreak of coronavirus, we find ourselves a bit hard to adjust our what once driving to our office to now finding a special space area in our home to convert it into an office space. In these circumstances, a healthy work-life balance becomes even more important and potentially even difficult to maintain. Through a lot of research here are some helpful tips to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance:
Schedule Your Working Hours
Treat your working hours as if you were still in the office and try your best to stick to them. Being able to find some structure that help yourself on setting your hours. If you have childcare or other commitments, just try to schedule in a small amount of work per day, for example, 1-2 hours and see how it goes.
Discuss Your Work Schedule With Others
It can be immensely helpful to speak to your spouse or any other members living in the same household about your work hours. It can help create accountability which helps many sticks to their job tasks and meet project deadlines.
Create a Morning Routine
As tempting as it can be to stay in your pajamas all day, find a morning routine that help get you into a working mode mindset. Whether that is wearing your normal work clothes or as simple as a having your cup of coffee at a similar time you would have it on your way to work each day.
Plan you Day
Review your task for the day and organize them to high priority or low priority. A good way to find setting is by using SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely goals to heal make a realistic plan for the day or even the week.
Remember to Exercise and Get Fresh Air
Going out for a quick walk while following CDC guidelines, can help bring some mind peace. Even opening the windows and doing a light exercise at home can be a great way for mind.
It’s not easy working from home and during a pandemic, but always remind yourself YOU GOT THIS! The most important thing is that your healthy and happy, but also remember its okay to not be okay. Reach out to a friend, family, colleague or a health-provider to help you get through it. You are not alone, we are all in this together.
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