For many of us the time for a shift to remote working may be upon us, there will be many logistical challenges to overcome whilst working from home, even down to just adjusting our time at home as our work and home lives begin to blend together – it’s more important than ever to separate the two, and using some of these methods may help to keep a healthy balance.
Your new office space – When setting up your new office space at home there’s a number of things to consider, perhaps one of the more important things to consider it using a space that’s a little out of the way from where you’d usually frequent in your home – if you work in a space such as your lounge or your bedroom where you would otherwise spend a lot of time during the day outside of work, it may be difficult to separate when it’s time to work and when it’s time to relax.
A new hobby to unwind – Many of us during this period of time have picked up some new hobbies and habits to stay busy, one of the more popular choices being seen is the surge in mobile gaming players as online casinos have found a growing playerbase, despite changes made to initiatives such as Gamstop which had made it more difficult for some to access these sites, numbers continued to grow as a growing number of sites here don’t follow these changes and are open to a growing number of players. Hobbies such as these can help you relax and settle down after a day at work, even if that day at work is in your own home.
Some extra free time – Something that has become more apparent to many is that by cutting out commute times for work, many of us are gaining a few extra hours per week of free time to use – whether this be used for chores or for a little extra downtime, making the best use of this time will certainly help with your work life balance as much of the pressure to get in early or to leave late is no longer on your shoulders. Knowing you’re able to start your working day without an hour long commute to arrive at work half an hour early gives you a lot of extra time in the morning, and the same is also true for the end of your work day too – make sure to use this time as best as possible.
There’s going to be a lot of changes open to you if you’re able to make the shift to a permanent remote working base, it’s important to ensure that you’re prepared to make the change and that necessary adjustments have been made to keep this work and home life balance separated and in check otherwise you may find yourself working longer than you should, or perhaps a little more distracted than you’d otherwise like to be.