I’ve been doing time management coaching with clients for awhile addressing how to adjust to working from home, and now, a lot of people are suddenly finding themselves in this same situation...
While working from home can have a lot of advantages, sometimes, the stress can sneak up on you if you don’t create a clear and consistent structure and try to stick to it each work day.
Create a physical area that your brain associates with “work time”. Some people like to create two separate work areas and move between them throughout the day. This way, when you leave the area, your brain can switch out of “work” mode easier.
Create structure that works for you and keep it consistent. It is very easy when you’re not in an office to just keep working without getting up or taking breaks. Book some breaks and meals into your schedule and keep it consistent.
I use time blocking to help me focus on getting through tasks. Block off chunks of time to only focus on one task at a time.
Mini brain-breaks. This is where you stop working AND checking your phone to actually let your brain rest for short periods of time. Give yourself permission to take breaks. Your brain will thank you!
Establish a time when work is over, and then ACTUALLY stop working. This is the time where you can switch gears to be in the moment more either relaxing or being with your family. What time management tips help you work from home?
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