Yellow Desk Coworking - Jun 27, 2022
Creating Balance When Working from Home
Working from home can be a challenge in many ways, but one of the biggest is having trouble distinguishing between work time and personal time. It can be difficult to separate the two when you’re in the same space all day. But with a few simple tips and tricks, it’s possible to maintain balance between your work life and your home life.
Create a Dedicated Workspace
One of the most important things you can do to keep work and home separate is to create a dedicated workspace. If you have an office or dedicated room that you can use as your workspace, even better! Make sure it has everything you need—good lighting, comfortable seating, enough desk space for your laptop and any other materials—and make sure everyone in your household knows this is where you are when you’re “at work.”
Once you have a dedicated workspace, it’s time to set some boundaries around it. Let family members know that this space is off-limits during certain hours (e.g., 9am-5pm) so that they don’t accidentally interrupt you while working. Additionally, try setting up a specific end time for work each day so that when 5pm rolls around, it’s clear that work is done for the day and it’s time to shift back into “home mode."
Just like at an office job, it’s important to take regular breaks throughout the day when working remotely. Take small breaks every hour or two—maybe take a quick walk outside or grab yourself a snack—to give yourself an opportunity to step away from the computer screen and relax for a few minutes before getting back into work mode. Scheduling these breaks will help make sure that you don't get too caught up in working and forget about taking care of yourself!
Working from home doesn't have to mean blurring the lines between home life and work life forever! With these tips and tricks, anyone can create healthy boundaries between their professional lives and their personal lives while still being productive at their remote job. So take some time today to plan out how you'll structure your days while working from home—you'll be glad you did in the long run!