Steps to Create Boundaries when Working from Home
Working from home is something that is becoming much more common due to the rise of remote work.
However, the recent Covid-19 pandemic has led to more people working from home than ever before. Millions of people all over the world are in uncharted territory as they work from home for the first time.
While this can be natural and easy for some, this isn’t always the case. Some people will struggle with their work-life balance and this can lead to a lot of stress. As a result, it is important to have and create boundaries when working from home to maintain your sanity. These will allow you to maintain a decent work-life balance, even when you are home all day.
With that in mind, this article is going to go over some tips and steps for setting boundaries when working from home.
Try Stick to a Routine and Schedule
Because our brains often enjoy patterns and repetitions, it is a good idea to try and stick to the routine you had before you started working from home. Set the same hours, wake up at the same time and doing things like that can help make working from home a little easier. The closer you stick to your routine, the easier the transition will be.
If you didn’t have a solid schedule before, it is a good idea to try and create one. Set your work hours in advance, and let your family and friends know about them, so they will know when you are working and when you are free. Also, when you don’t have a routine or schedule, it can be tough to motivate yourself and can lead to other inconsistencies.
Disconnect Every Now and Then
With us constantly being on our phone, tablets and computers, it can be hard to get away. Even if you are only relaxing and watching videos, you are likely still receiving work-related messages and emails. In order to truly set boundaries, you need to turn off and step away from your devices from time to time. It gives your brain a break and lets you truly let go for a while.
Not only is this good for your mind, it could also be good for your body. The EMF that comes from our various devices can potentially be negatively affecting your health. By limiting your usage, you are limiting your exposure. Of course, if you can’t get away from your devices, products provided by EMF Harmony can also keep you protected while using them.
Have a Dedicated Workspace
Having a space in your home dedicated for work can make working from home a lot easier. Whether it is a room like an office, or a temporary set-up in the living room, having a dedicated workspace will help you focus more on work when you’re there. You need to train yourself to associate that area with work for the time being.
While working from home, this space should only be used for work, if at all possible. This will help your brain associate it with work, and the rest of your home with relaxation. Also, have ways to minimize distractions. Try make sure the space is private, or at least doesn’t have your children constantly running through it. This could be roping off the area, simply telling your children your plan or even leaving them fun signs to let them know when you’re working.
In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to help you successfully set up some boundaries while you are working from home. Making the transition isn’t always easy, but setting boundaries when working from home is certainly possible.
Guest Post by Ashley Lipman
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Ashley Lipman is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion for providing knowledge to readers worldwide on topics closest to her heart – all things digital. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches touching the digital sphere.