Let’s face it, a lot has been written about finding balance between our work and the rest of our lives. Many articles have been written giving us tips on how keep the two separate, compartmentalize, and find that healthy, happy place where work and life co-exist in harmony. Unfortunately, so much of that advice has been thrown into chaos by the new reality of working from home.
For many of us, work now shares a common space and schedule. It can be hard to adapt and allocate our mental and physical resources to give both the attention they deserve.
But finding balance, even in these troubling times, is a crucial element of our personal and professional lives. So, let’s get started.
Finding Balance When You’re Working from Home
So, you find yourself working from home because you have to stay home. You’re not alone, obviously. For many of us, this has become a new reality. But, working from home doesn’t mean work should replace all the things you do at home. In fact, in a world of multiple digital devices all around us, and social media literally at everyone’s finger tips, it’s become easy to stay connected to work even when you are away from your computer. While this offers some flexibility, it is important to stay focused as well. The trick? Finding the right balance.
This infographic from Getting Smart can help you begin to plan your days and allocate your time sensibly and productively. It reminds you to set schedules, develop routines, and take time to unwind. The most important thing to keep in mind is that no one is perfect. Some days we feel balanced, and others out of control. Keep checking in with yourself, your family, and your team at work. Before you know it, you’ll get the hang of this new WFH balancing act.
As always, stay safe. Stay healthy. And stay balanced.