With the recent advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the new situation has turned a lot the structure of a lot of companies, with the introduction of the Work From Home method, where workers are made adapt as a result of the pandemic.
The introduction of this new lifestyle has seen a lot of burnouts with individuals not knowing where to draw the line between their personal and work life. The sad truth is this is about to become a norm, and it would be a better idea to adjust to this new system of living.
Majority of us have heard of the latest concept of ‘The New Normal’, and this is just one of the main work behaviours to rock the entire world. If you have been having a hard time, coming to terms with this latest development, then it might be time to make adjustments to your routine by;
Setting Limitations: Working from home, has brought about a new system of work where working hours may not necessarily be designed since there a reno physical spaces to enforce such rules. In a bid to appear productive, employers begin to disregard their own personal needs, in order to meet up with needing deadlines or tasks, as the case may be.
If you need to get a hang of your life, especially if things are spinning in several directions and you are most likely losing it, then it is best you set limit to your working hours, if possible. In as much as you may want to dutifully carry out your task, be aware that your body and health also need attention, and this is where setting limits comes into place. Without this, you might see yourself working round the clock, without a sense of time, and losing the joy that initially comes with living.
Prioritize: More than ever before, this is the time you need to get organized and set priorities with things that need your attention. Sometimes, finding that balance with a WFH situation is hard, but with a good plan put in place, things would definitely seem easier to cope with and make the new adoption bearable.
If you cant map it out off the top of your head, then you will need to carefully plan your day on a sheet of paper, starting with the most important to the least important. If it works for you, you can also set a daily timetable, that way your personal and work life don’t clash or get in the way for you to have a balanced life. However, you also need to disciplined and stick to the new rules you have created, if not you might be heading to level zero once again.
Find Your Balance: At the end of the day, you are rewarded for being you. If you think getting a planner might not work for you, then its time to get yourself better. Figure out what pattern works for you and try to work your way around it. However, in all your finding, never omit the point of finding a balance, as you cannot spend your whole day each day sitting in front of a system, or doing what you call work from the comfort of your home.
You can also join groups that are focused on helping individual adjust to this new system of working, that way you can share experiences and feel comfortable knowing that you are not alone in this.
Which have you tried? What has worked for you so far?
Jenny Soul is a passionate relationships expert, dating counselor and sales coach. She is also a songwriter, performer and mum. When she is not writing, she engages in counselling sessions and motivational speeches to young people.