Who would imagine that a virus would change technology and the way we lived for the rest of our lives. Who would say a virus can alter how we think about ourselves and how we relate, even how we work. The images of viruses affecting humans have always been portrayed as apocalyptic. Such an invisible particle has accelerated our way of living like never before. Many years ago, we contemplated what it would be like to work from home or have homeschooling. Whether you like it or not, you’ve been pushed into the future in less than six months. Now you’re experiencing homeschooling & working from home.
Today I’m here to discuss the many challenges of working from home. We always wanted to spend time with the family; well, there you have it, you have no choice but to spend time with the family working from home. So how do you work from home? How can you still make a living and even have your space and privacy without family and children’s interference? And what are the stressors that you go through?
Here I’m outlining some of the challenges that you have to go through and the things that you have to do.
Rule #1: Boundaries
This is where you must close the door and put a sign outside your door. You’re not to be interrupted. Because by doing so, you’re sending a signal to family and children that your time is critical. At the same time, you cannot be distracted and leave outside that room in order to complete your task. When you lock yourself in that room, it’s all about work. It’s all about productivity; it’s not about distractions and noises. You’ll be tempted if you hear children playing and knocking at your door, but you have to serve in firm limits with the family.
Rule #2: Discipline
Discipline is extremely necessary in order for you to work from home, and by discipline, it means that you have to create tasks and goals to complete your job. You cannot be distracted by anything. One of the most frustrating things is that you resort to creative outlets or creative excuses when you cannot complete a task that day. At the office, when you’re confronted with an obstacle, you don’t go and play with the children. So when a problem arises, you have to be confined within the office space that you have designated as private and solve the problem there.
Rule #3: Dress for success
The third rule is to mimic the same thing you would do and the office, and that means you don’t go to work in a T-shirt or underwear try to dress up comfortably. You have to mimic the office environment. Believe it, or not clothing sets the tone and tuned how we will work period; some people say that they do better when they’re comfortable. You see, your subconscious mind has remembered as much as he can to its surrounding environment, and that includes Wearing clothes.
Rule #4: Spend time with the family
When you take a lunch break, spend time with the family. This is something you could not do in the past, but it is a great plus now. One of the many benefits of working from home is your ability to connect with your family. Your family is right there with you this is provided that you’re married or are in a relationship. If you’re single and not in a relationship, it may or not be more comfortable working from home. In this case, we recommend reaching out to your parents, siblings, or friends on a daily basis. Check in with them to see how they are doing.
Rule #5: Stay productive
Don’t let your guard down. Your work ethics are still the same; always remember that just because you’re at home doesn’t mean your productivity will be less. In fact, employers already have the technology to measure your productivity. Don’t think that because you’re working from home, you will not be monitored. Try to maintain the same work ethics as you would when you’re physically in the office. Remember, you’re being watched, and if you’re productive, you might get promoted, you might get a raise.
Rule #6: Stay active
One of the greatest benefits from working at home is the ability to exercise. Begin the workday by doing any type of stretching or yoga. Stretching relieves joint paint and helps improve your mood throughout the day. Another great tip is to take micro breaks. Every hour or so, stand up and go for a short walk around the house or outside. Not only will this improve your body physically, it’s a great way to reset your mind and refocus on your tasks for the rest of the day. You can find more information about the benefits of exercise concerning stress and cognitive functions and your ability to have more energy and your ability to be more productive on my YouTube channel.
About the author
Isaac Jamette is the Director of Operations and Marketing for Lado Healing Institute, one of the largest independent psychiatry practices in SWFL for over 17 years. To learn more about improving your life, and seeking answers to psychological and psychiatric problems afflicting you, visit their YouTube channel.