Drawing the line between work and private life [5 Time Management Tips]
Guest post by Ieva Silola from DeskTime. One year into the pandemic most of us have realized that remote work has its advantages, but there are also many challenges. Although we initially thought that remote work was all sunshine and roses, such as being able to get up earlier, not have to commute, being able to spend more time with family and chores, and working without distractions at the office, we quickly realized the flip side. Some people found the realization to be painful. Our backs and eyes were hurting from poor lighting and non-ergonomic seating. Others felt more pain, such as missing out on socializing in person or feeling like your private life is too closely tied to your work. You shouldn’t feel guilty about losing the line between your personal and professional worlds. It was not an easy decision to make a long-term leap into remote work. These five tips will help you to draw a line between work life and personal life. Create a dedicated office space at home
It may seem tempting to work at your living room sofa or dining table. Your body will soon tell you that a more ergonomic workspace is better for you. When working remotely, you will need an “office corner”. This is because it will help you feel more productive and separate your private and professional lives.
You will be able to work more efficiently if you are away from common areas.
Your workspace should be clean, well ventilated, and well lit for health reasons.
You can ask your employer to provide a table, chair, and lamp if you don’t own one. These items are vital for your productivity as well as your well-being. You can also use what you have, such as a plank or shelf to make a table, an old chair that’s been reupholstered, or a curtain to divide the space. This article will help you get inspired. To make your workspace more enjoyable, add a plant, a motivational sign, souvenirs, or other design elements. Pro tip: If space is a problem in your home, you can use earplugs to help you get into a zone of mental work.
If your employer doesn’t have office hours, you might consider setting them. Flexible hours are a great perk. But if you go too far (taking a nap, going to appointments when necessary, then making up the lost time later in the day), it can make your entire life a blur. Remote Work Guide
This guide will provide clear instructions on how to make a smooth transition to remote operations and get the most out of remote work. We are grateful that you have subscribed! All newsletter subscribers can download this (and many other ActiveCollab Project Management Guides). Download the Ebook We are unable to subscribe you at the moment. Please double-check your email address. If issue still persist, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] Try Again If you have trouble following such strict rules (especially when you made them up yourself), consider using a helpful time management app or a tool that helps to track the productive hours of your day. Once you have worked enough, it’s time for you to call it quits. Pro tip: To make it easier for you to quit working at night, disable push notifications for work emails.
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