Working from home definitely has its perks. We often think about how much time and money we are saving compared to the regular commute to work. However, your work life and your personal life can easily become hard to keep track of if you don’t try to set boundaries between them.
Here are a few ways in which you can separate work life and family life when you work at home
Avoid checking personal messages, emails, calls, etc. while working. Even though you are not in office, this helps you stay focused and more alert for your work.
Keep a firm work schedule. This may seem unnecessary but it help keep your productivity flowing instead of being constantly interrupted.
Work in one designated place to keep you centralized and focused for your work!
Ignore your distractions around the house! Do you see those dirty dishes in the sink? Leave them until you are off work! It may seem like you are “killing 2 birds with 1 stone,” but you are actually being counterproductive. It is important to create boundaries like this so you can do one thing at a time, efficiently, and with your best work.
Do NOT overschedule yourself! You need to give yourself free time to do what YOU want. This time can be do just hang out, do some hobbies, or even go for a walk to get some fresh air. You need free time for yourself to ensure that you will be productive and motivated while working.