Homeoffice – Help, I have to work from home!
Last year brought so many unexpected twists and turns, and for some, those surprisingly worked out for the better. Because of the pandemic, industries around the world have been forced to adapt to the situation and allow their employees to work from home. Working from home has been beneficial for many people, but it has also been quite a challenge for some. A frequently asked question is, “How do we set the boundaries between work and personal life?” Burnout and exhaustion can often result if there is no clear line between work and personal life, especially if you work from home. Here are some tips on how to make sure these limits are not exceeded.
Set a fixed schedule and know what your working hours are. This is very important so that you know how many hours a day you should and should not devote to work. Communicate with your team, especially your supervisor or boss. Transparency is the be-all and end-all! A simple one: “I can’t answer after 6 p.m., expect my answer the next day. Unless it’s urgent, ”will help you stick to your work schedule and not go beyond it. This way you have time for yourself and your family even after work. It’s okay to say “no”. You will be amazed what it is like to say “no” to tasks you really can’t do or schedules you can’t commit to. It’s not about pleasing everyone – you need to focus on the things that you prioritize and think are important. Strive for a balanced life. Work shouldn’t be your whole world. Make time for things you love to do! Include a workout or something active in your daily schedule that you can do at home. Read a book or go for a walk. Find out about movies and shows that will take your mind off business matters. Try new recipes for a healthy meal.
We hope that with these simple steps you can find the right balance between work and your life outside of work. Remember that boundaries are always important and make sure you always have time for yourself.
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