The pandemic has shifted our world completely.
Our once jam-packed schedules and hour-long commute to work have been replaced with Zoom meetings in our PJ's.
Working remotely is now the new normal.
Working from home definitely allows a work-life balance, especially when it comes to things like spending time with partners, friends, or kids. By some measures, working remotely can improve one's work/life balance. As an employee, you’re closer to your family, free from the traffic when commuting, and able to accomplish at-home tasks that would have been impossible from a company desk.
However, working from home can also blur the line between work and life. Work starts to bleed into your personal life and vice versa.
Without some serious boundaries, working from home means the office can easily seep into your life and make you feel totally unhinged.
Now that most of us are working from home, especially for those living with their family, how can we set boundaries to be able to create productive work environments at home?
So remember to set those boundaries and follow through. 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.