It might seem strange that you have to pay attention to having a work/life balance when you're working from home. You might have thought it would be like nirvana to work from home, but the reality is that each has pros and cons.
7 tips to help work life balance when working from home
1. Keep a Separate Workspace and Schedule
It is crucial to create a space in your home that's separate from the rest of the house. This sets you up for a productive day in the right workspace. While more convenient, working at home can be more distracting, and distractions come in many forms, such as children, spouses and even empty, silent homes.
2. Forget the Pajamas
3. Set Start and End Routine to Your Day
4. Organization is as Important at home as at the office
5. The Bedroom is off Limits
6. Mental Health Depends on sleep
Getting enough sleep and strong mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation is strongly associated with people diagnosed with anxiety, depression and attention deficit disorder. Researchers are still determining which came first, the mental health condition or sleep deprivation. But in either case, it appears one impacts the other and vice versa. When you are trying to reduce burnout and balance your working life, it's important to pay attention to getting quality sleep.