If you asked me six months ago if working from home was my first choice, I would probably have said yes, thinking it would be easier. Today, I realized that working from home is not easy. However, it has many advantages. In six months, I realized how hard one must work in times of crisis. I have spent a lot of indirect time with my family. Most importantly, I have learned to have more patience with my peers. Those who lose internet connection mid-meeting, those who have kids they need to take care of, those who have to share a space with others also at work, and much more.
I have also learned that routine and boundaries are very much necessary to succeed from home.
It’s easier said than done, and since we all need first to organize ourselves before we restructure the world, here are seven tips from themuse.com to effectively work from home.
- Get dressed
- Designate a workspace
- Define working hours
- Build transitions into working from home
- Don’t get too distracted
You can choose one to start with, the option that comes more naturally, and scale your way up. It won’t always be easy, but day by day, your habits will change and feel more natural.
We are all living in the same situation. Taking care of others while working is not easy, don’t get frustrated. Create the routine that works for you and yours to ensure you are happy working in this new norm.
Remember, the new norm means adapting, and you’re not alone.
Stay tuned for more of our “Working From Home, A series” blog posts.
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By: Isabela Rosa- October 2020