Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some workers are adjusting to working from home for however long it takes to contain the virus. This is leading to financial and job security concerns, but here are ways to make the most out of this temporary situation.
Setting boundaries is a must. That means find one corner of your home to work from, and only work there for your regularly scheduled hours.
If space at home is limited, be creative in making the most out of what you do have. For instance, you may not have a traditional working desk, but a breakfast nook may work just as well for the time being.
Accomodating the needs of your roommate or spouse is equally important as many workers adjust to this new way of working. This might mean working in separate rooms if someone prefers listening to music, while the other prefers silence.
Furthermore, it is important to communicate with your spouse or roommate to ensure you aren’t disrupting the other person’s work. This is especially important at a time when tensions are high.
Lastly, actually spend time with your loved ones, not just be around each other. Go on a walk, watch movies or cook meals together as these can bring you closer and boost your mental health.