For many of us, working from home became our new normal in March and will most likely continue into the foreseeable future for some. It can be hard at first to find your routine when adjusting to working from home and not get lost in your work and lose track of a healthy work/life balance. Without balance, you can easily lead yourself down the path to a burnout.
As we continue to navigate the “new normal” here are some tips to avoid burnout when working from home:
Create a dedicated work space
Even if you don’t have the option of having a room to dedicate to a home office, you can designate a certain area or even a comfy chair just for your work that is separate from your home life.
Set a schedule and limits
Be sure to set a schedule for the start and end of your day. Remember to take time for breaks and to eat lunch. Just because you have the ability to work from sunup to sundown doesn’t mean that you should (you already paid those dues in college).
Utilize your team
When you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to reach out to your team for help. They are there to support you and don’t want to see you fail.
Take time off for self-care
Even though we can’t necessarily vacation right now, you can still take time off to disconnect. You can spend time with family, exercise, get takeout from your favorite restaurant, plan a movie night or any of the other things that make you happy and help you relax.