When we are working from home we usually forget at the time. We are at home, our family is around us so we do not pay attention a lot to the work-life balance. Moreover, we even forget to get up and stretch. The last part of the work from home guide focuses on this important aspect – Managing your time and well being.
Take care of yourself and be mindful
Don’t forget to take breaks
Block time on your calendar and schedule reminders to take breaks. Taking a break during working time is really important as it relaxes the brain a bit. In our offices we have a guide for taking a break every 2 hours for 15 minutes, so make sure that you do that at home as well and use that time for stretching and exercises, or as you deem suitable for you.
Work-life balance is one of the most important things when working from home, and it is really hard to maintain it. How you can achieve it? Make a schedule of your activities and allocate equal time to all of them. Be as productive as you can while you are working, and when you have the Life part be as present with your family.
Check-in with you and others
Some people might not be used to work from home, also they might even be alone at home and this might be a challenge for them. Make sure that you always check-in, ask others how they feel, share your feelings, discuss and share valuable resources related to maintaining balance and harmony in life.
If you are a project lead – be a role model
Each team has its own team/project leader – they are the first people that should set an example and make sure that they help the team/project members that might be struggling. Even if you are not in that position, and have a well-established work-from-home practice, you can help others by sharing how you do it.
Document your work from home habits and share them with your team.
Support team members in any way possible – do not wait for team members to ask you something, but ask questions and remove any worries that might appear.
Get in touch with the team members frequently, understand their needs, manage expectations, and make the best out of this situation.
Other related reading materials:
- A Work from Home Guide – Setting up Your Workspace
- A Work from Home Guide – Staying Connected to Each Other
- Finding Alternative Ways of Remaining Physically Fit
- Working from Home with the Kids by Your Side – Possible or Impossible?
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