Working from home – workaholic or professional procrastinator?
In the past few years, most of the companies worldwide have decided to provide to their employees the benefit of working from home for one or two days per week.
Since COVID-19, it seems that most of us are working from home nowadays, therefore we’re going to ask you a simple question: how would you describe your work from home personality? Did you signed up in the group of work-addicts, waking up early and staying in late, solving tasks for two weeks in advance? Or, do you find yourself lying in bed with your laptop, playing Call of Duty Warzone until 1 A.M.?
Maintaining the work-life balance
All of us have those days when we are being so caught up in our tasks that we forget to take a break and enjoy lunch. Though it may seem pretty harmless at first, one full month later of doing that, you can find yourself facing a solid burnout.
The burnout syndrome, according to WHO (World Health Organization), is a syndrome resulting from chronic work-related stress with symptoms such as chronic fatigue, insomnia, forgetfulness, chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches etc.
According to the statistics, it affects 5%-7% of the general population, with 210 million people worldwide that reported symptoms of burnout.
In this case, it has become more important than ever to maintain a work-life balance, since today work interferes directly with our personal lives.
How can we achieve this balance?
We prepared for you a list of tips & tricks that you can follow for regaining your work-life balance, in case you feel like you are already slipping into a work-addiction.
1. Prioritise your tasks
When you wake up in the morning, make sure you have a list of the tasks you are due for the day, prioritize the most important ones and do not forget to take some breaks from time to time.
2. Speaking of breaks, plan some personal time
Once at two hours, take a break, get up from the desk, take a short walk (even if it is a walk between the bedroom and the fridge) and make sure that you don’t spend full 8 hours staring at your desktop.
3. Get the best out of your workspace
Being comfy is something that we all starve for when we are at the office. Working from home can deliver the comfy-working experience, if you know how to do it. Improve your workspace & make sure you are working in an organized and welcoming space.
4. Be social!
Social connections mean so much to us, while at the office. Even if we are staying at home, don’t forget to check with your colleagues from time to time, communicate and maintain the social interactions.
If you find yourself in the second party though and you can declare yourself a professional procrastinator, you might want to read our other articles, too!
Till next time,