Kim Castro
September 9, 2021

How to Set Strong Work-Life Boundaries When Working From Home

Working from home doesn't mean working from bed. Are you guilty of this?  

Why control over boundaries is key to a successful work-life balance.

I know a lot of people are.

This is why it's important to have a separate workspace and not working from your bed or couch. Additionally, having a separate workspace helps shift our mindset from work to rest.  

Work and life are more intertwined than ever thanks to a drastic rise in remote work and an increasing dependency on technology.

But now that remote work has become the norm, there are new concerns that we are facing. Video chatting with your boss from your living room can feel invasive. Virtual communication channels between home and work are constantly open, creating blurrier boundaries.

If you have children at home or are caring for an elderly loved one, it often feels like you’re juggling several jobs at once.

Although working remotely does have its perks, it is essential to create strong boundaries to maintain your physical and mental health.  

Here are 5 ways to set strong work-life boundaries:  

  1. Have a separate area for work.
  2. Declutter your physical and digital space.
  3. Set and stick to a routine.
  4. Allow for buffer time and breaks within the day.
  5. Maintain boundaries with your boss, colleagues, and family.

Working from home definitely allows a work-life balance, especially when it comes to things like spending time with partners, friends, or kids.

However, without some serious boundaries, working from home means the office can easily seep into your life and make you feel totally unhinged. So remember to set those boundaries and follow through.  

Here are a few ways to maintain and boost your mental health when working remotely.

  1. Have a digital detox before bed.
  2. Practice saying no.
  3. Meditate for even just 5 minutes per day.
  4. Take your days off seriously.
  5. Talk to a trusted friend or loved one when you get overwhelmed,

Although working from home has its perks, there are also some downsides to working remotely.  

This is why it is important to prioritize not just your physical health but also your mental health when working from home.    

Your mental health matters.
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