Working from home has many plus points - proximity to the fridge and kettle. As well as negative points - proximity to the fridge and kettle.
Jokes aside, we've all had to adjust to make the new normal 'workable'. We're establishing some routines and habits that have enabled us to work in smarter ways.
I've seen a friend relax her child's school hours to happen in the evening time, which better suits her work from home schedule and her daughter's natural energy peak. We've never been able to enjoy this kind of freedom before, but it takes some mental adjusting to overcome old ways of thinking to make it happen.
Finding how to separate work life from home life when it all exists in the same space is something that requires conscious action.
This article describes how we were already skirting a fine line when it comes to personal and professional life separation before the COVID crisis. With the huge upsurge in home working, it's a more important time than ever to establish some good practice to protect your mental health.
Take a few minutes to read the three tips offered here and see if you can make your home working less intrusive on your home life!