Everyone has their rules when it comes to working from home, but one thing to remember while working remotely is to create boundaries and self-care habits to maintain a work-life balance.
When your home is also your working space, it becomes easy to slip into the bad habit of never turning off your device and that’s certainly not good for your well-being. Self-care is just as crucial in the office as it is when you’re working remotely. Whether it’s setting up your workstation, heading out for a walk or skipping junk food, there are many simple things you can do to make work from home productive and enjoyable.
Here are some simple tips to take care of yourself if you’re working from home. Keep scrolling for easy hacks you can easily adopt into your daily routine.
One of the best things you can do to make work from home an enjoyable experience is to create boundaries around your space and time. Important things to remember such as whether to have a dedicated space or home office, what time you can’t be interrupted can help you better work-life balance. Make sure you communicate them with your manager/co-workers.
Decluttering your desk and digital workspace (unnecessary meetings, emails, and tasks) can lead to big changes in maximising your productivity. If you have a dedicated workspace in your home then only place items in that space that are related to work. Clear the rest out. You also need to declutter your digital space and prioritise important tasks in order to effectively set the right boundaries.
Keep your kitchen stocked up with tasty and healthy snacks to binge on during the day. Keep a bowl of fresh fruit with yoghurt or peanut butter and nuts by your desk to keep the hunger pangs at bay in between meals. This will also help you keep up your energy levels.
Make sure to stay active by incorporating light exercise into your daily routine. This will boost motivation levels and increase productivity. Even if it’s a quick run or walk or a 10-minute workout on your roof or lawn, you will find yourself energised throughout the day.
A great way to begin work every morning is by making a to-do list. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, prioritise tasks that can wait for another day and those that need immediate attention. You’ll feel good ticking everything off as it gets done.
When working from home, people have greater responsibility to care for themselves. And a great self-care routine can help you strike a perfect work-life balance. Making time for yourself will not just boost your productivity but also get you in the right mindset.
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