For many of us, work now shares a common space and schedule with raising children, socializing, and caring for ourselves. 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 necessary. So, let’s get started.
Well, here we are again. Another week begins and we’re still working from home. We might as well face it. We could be here a while. But look on the bright side, telecommuting does have its advantages. The commute is certainly a lot easier. The only traffic jam you’ll likely experience is when the kids are hogging the bathroom. More importantly, research suggests that working from home can actually make you more productive. Your living room can be a productive workspace. You just have to make the transition to telecommuting.
When the chips are down and the pressure rises, do find yourself engaged in a verbal fencing match with colleagues or supervisors? Do you feel like you just can’t get your point across? How we talk and how we listen are always important, but when the pressure is on, this becomes even more important. During stressful times at work, it it’s easy to create misunderstandings that result in adding more stress to the situation. At times like this, it is helpful to re-examine how we interact with co-workers and learn to communicate effectively.
You already know all about work-life balance. You work hard, but you always make the time for the things that are important to you like healthy exercise, spending time with family and friends, and indulging in hobbies. You know how important it is to take a break from work, but what about the breaks you take while you’re working? Taking a work break during your work-day can help to maximize your productivity. With everything else you have going on you may think you don’t have time.