Are You Up to Date on the Best Working From Home Tips and Strategies?
The global spread of COVID-19 is keeping people indoors. According to the CDC, basic hygiene practices and social distancing measures can help lessen the spread of the novel coronavirus. The duration and impact of the virus has impacted the workplace indefinitely. More and more workers are conducting their business from home. While remote working and learning has its advantages, long term social isolation presents new challenges for employees and business owners. Perhaps working at home is taxing on your personality, or you’re struggling to balance family and work life in these times. The good news is there are many things you can do at home to keep you inspired and energized. The world may have slowed down, but business has not! The most important thing you can do while working from home is establish boundaries. Ask yourself when, where, and how you’re going to work each day. Maybe you’re an early riser who likes to get everything done before the kids are done with online school. Maybe your mind is more active in the late afternoons or early evenings, so it’s easier for you to work within that timeframe. No matter your preferred working style, the point is to make your environment as conducive as possible. Check out these other tips to help you stay on top of your game!
Top Working From Home Tips
If your company’s work schedule is not flexible about when you work, be sure to schedule your breaks accordingly. We recommend that you take your breaks in their entirety. It’s best to take your breaks away from the screens. Blue light exposure from digital screens is a growing concern. You don’t want to strain your eyes or get a migraine. Working at home should be safe and comfortable.
If you can safely leave your home throughout the day, it’s worth it. Since the closure of so many brick and mortar businesses, we’ve lost the in-person connection that makes up a workplace. Consider meeting up with someone for lunch or coffee. We recommend meeting in a public outdoor space where you can safely social distance. A change of scenery can help with creativity and productivity as well.
Ask for Help
Remember, you are not in this alone. We recommend you take advantage of as many resources as possible during these times. If you’re struggling with a COVID-19 related work issue, changes are your co-workers or employers have experienced something similar. We also recommend looking into a variety of COVID-19 mental health resources to get through these times. You don’t have to pretend like everything is fine. We are all in new territory. The important thing is to get the support you need sooner than later.