Simple tips for working from home

Remote working became the new normal in 2020. Offices closed, and businesses operated over video calls. While remote working has numerous benefits, it also brings a whole set of challenges. Many workers had to learn new skills to adapt to this new way of working.

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Here are some tips and tricks on how to work from home.

Schedule your workday as if you were in the office

When you are working from home, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy work routine. Try to find a sleep schedule that works for you and stick to it. If your job allows you to be flexible when you work, make the most of it. For example, you could work early in the morning to have more time with your family in the evening.

Structure your working day so that you can maintain a balance between your personal and professional life. In 2017, the UN found that remote workers are more likely to have high stress levels when they struggle to attain a work/life balance.

If you’re self-employed, market yourself online.

Remote working is a challenge for many self-employed workers. Even in a pandemic, it’s vital to network and connects with others in your field online. Invest in quality professional business cards and flyers to get your name out there. Collaborate and communicate with others and try to set up a few video meetings.

If you are still working from home, remember to confide in your colleagues and focus on maintaining your mental and physical health.

Make sure you have a comfortable workspace.

It can be very tempting to spend your remote working period in bed. However, working from your couch or bed is unproductive and ultimately detrimental to your work/life balance. You will struggle to switch off at the end of the day when you get into bed.

Of course, many of us don’t have the luxury of a home office either. Choose a corner of your home and set up a desk with all of your work supplies. Keep your laptop in this area and only work here.

Take breaks

Homeworkers are prone to working long hours without a break. While this feels productive, it can lead to burnout and an unhealthy work/life balance. Schedule an alarm for every two hours to remind yourself to take a break from your computer screen. You need to maintain a productive working attitude. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a race.

Exercise regularly

It’s essential to look after your mental health when you are working from home. In 2020, lockdown restrictions made many of us feel lonely and isolated. Fit in some quality self-care time every morning or evening. You could spend half an hour stretching or go for a walk outside. Small amounts of exercise every day will help your brain be rested and productive.

If you are still working from home, remember to confide in your colleagues and focus on maintaining your mental and physical health.

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