Work from Home

While many are slowly returning back to the workplace after being in quarantine for the last three months, there are still many of us who continue to work from home either indefinitely or, now permanently, as companies weigh best solutions for continued operation. Though some employees may have taken to working from home like a duck to water, many of us are still struggling to find a rhythm that keeps us focused and productive, while at the same time meeting our vital needs for rest, human connection, and a healthy work/life balance. With a desire to help you through these special work-from-home challenges, here are some guidelines for staying on track and remaining sane: 1. Keep regular hours. Set a schedule for yourself and stick to it as much as you possibly can. Make sure that your schedule includes adequate breaks (per your company’s policy on break times) and reasonable start and end times for your workday. 2. Create a routine. Start and end your day with a routine. Develop habits that signal when your day starts and when it’s time to end. What morning routine could you begin that indicates you’re about to start work? Maybe it’s getting up and getting dressed (staying in pajamas all day may be a plus for some but can be a bad idea for others.) Perhaps your trigger to signal day-end could be going for a walk, or even as simple as shutting down your computer totally and turning off the phone you […]