The world wide pandemic has changed our lives in more ways than one. One of the areas that have been affected is how we work. A lot of us have been working from home for most of the years and might be experiencing remote work burnout. We feel obligated to reply to work emails and calls no matter what the time of day is. This is not a healthy way to work. We are going to give you 4 tips on how to avoid this.
Set your schedule:
Sitting in traffic for an hour or two might have seemed like a waste of time when you were doing it however, now it is clear that travelling to and from work gave you a clear way to delegate your time between work and home life. Now that you are working from home boundaries seemed to be lost and lines seem to be blurred.
It is important that you let your clients as well as your company know what your work hours are. As a technologist, most of us have had a heavier workload and between that and not making your hours clear, you are heading for a burnout.
Negotiate your work load:
At the beginning of the pandemic, everyone was rushing to get their businesses online and equip for remote working. It was only normal that the workload would increase during this time. Now that the pandemic has been around for awhile, most companies are equip and it is time that you have a friendly conversation with your manager about how to adjust your working schedule. Find a schedule that works for both of you.
A lot of us have become used to not being around people and this can isolate you and is not good for your mental health. It is important that you put in some ‘face time’ with your colleagues. Time is precious but schedule a check in or quick catch up with your team to see how they are all doing and make sure you are all on the same page. They are probably feeling as isolated and alone as you are. This is very important for those who have jobs that do not demand a lot of video calls and online meetings.
You can also share hobbies or what you have been doing in your spare time to keep your busy and keep your mind going during this hard time we are all going through.
Sleep and exercise:
In order to have a healthy work-life balance, you need to have a good sleep schedule. Do not go to bed late and wake up late. Stick to your normal schedule that you were on before the pandemic hit.
You also need to make a point of scheduling workouts and exercise into your weekly calendar. This will help keep you healthy as well as help with your metal state.
These are just a few tips that you can incorporate into your new life to help keep you motivated, alert, and ready for your work week during this global pandemic.