08 Oct How To Avoid Home Office Burnout
Working from home has become the norm for many this year, and while some offices are re-opening, the home office has become far more commonplace. And with that, many are discovering that working from home brings its own set of challenges. After all, you no longer leave work. So how can you avoid work-from-home burnout?
- Set a routine. Get up and get dressed, just like a typical workday.
- Set boundaries… which is difficult when a spouse is home too, or kids need help with online class. Let everyone know that a closed office door means no interruptions.
- Take time to care for yourself. Exercise, take a walk, take breaks, and eat healthy.
- Schedule networking time to keep up to date with others!
- Communicate expectations at home. Let your family know what is expected as well as when you’re available.
- Set office hours, and at the end of the workday, close the office door. Walk away from the phone.
All of this is great, but for those who don’t have designated office space, there is another challenge… and maybe it’s time to think about whether your house is still meeting your needs!