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With so many people working from home, creating a balance between work and life is tough. As both are taking place in the same physical space, it takes a real effort to distinguish between the two. Fortunately, there are things you can do to dedicate time at home to working and living your life.
Be aware of what is going on around you
It doesn’t matter if you are working or if you are taking time to relax, you should always be aware of what is happening around you. If you struggle with hearing, this might be the perfect time to invest in Miracle Ear hearing aids. This way, you can show your colleagues and your family that you care enough to pay attention to them.
Set a schedule and stick with it
Another important consideration for your work life balance is to establish a schedule. If you normally work a set number of hours each week, then bring work home with you, know this won’t work in our new conditions. If you are home all day, you have to separate your work life and your home life conscientiously.
So, you should set a schedule to keep them separate. Let your family or roommates know when you are working, and ask them to respect your needs during that time. But, when work time is over, you cannot let it flow back into your day. Your family deserves to be with you, without the worry of you being distracted by emails or other work-related needs.
Find time to exercise
Being stuck in the house all day means you have to plan time to exercise or go outside. If your gym is closed, you have to find alternatives.
Go for a walk; use your exercise equipment; watch an exercise video online. There are plenty of ways to keep your body active even when your typical methods are unavailable.
Because the weather can be unpredictable, you should have indoor and outdoor activities you can do.
Find time to do something relaxing
Hopefully, you have something that you love to do. It could be exercising, doing crossword puzzles, or watching Disney movies.
When you take time to do something relaxing, your mind, body, and soul benefit. Your work life balance is easier to manage when you have something to look forward to each day.
Work your favorite activities into your schedule, so you are sure to do them.
Maximize your social media time
As face-to-face socialization has come to a standstill, many people are turning to social media to see their friends and family. At this time, it is not wise to stop using social media because it helps with people’s need to see other people.
But, make the most of your time, so do not feel like you have to be on it all day. It is too easy to get sucked into the depths of social media and get nothing done in the real world.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”-Socrates
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.