What a rocky start to 2022. Along with social distancing measures such as the closure of bars and restrictions on dining in at restaurants, with infections rising, many are finding themselves working from home once more.
While many of us are familiar with remote working by now, it can still be a big adjustment after a year of somewhat normality in 2021. You may not have a dedicated working zone set up at home, making it difficult to separate work life and home life. But, as our experts explain, it’s vital to get the balance right to remain productive and in the right headspace for both work and play.
Separating work and home life may be key to success, but we're also covering how to deal with distractions, dress codes and the importance of setting a routine; read on to discover some useful tips on how to make working from home as productive as can be.
The Set Up
First off, you have to get your set up right. If you’re not fortunate enough to have an office at home, make the effort to create a dedicated workspace.
Keep your workspace and living space separate
Educational Consultant, Public Speaker, Life Coach and Author Theresa Melito-Conners (Dr. MC) states that “Working from home can be tricky, it is very important that you separate your workspace from your living space as much as possible. In other words, don't do your work from the couch if that is where you relax in the evenings. This allows for some boundaries in a situation where boundaries are blurred.”