5 Ways to Set Boundaries When Working from Home

Work from home is now the new normal. It has become a reality that we have to live with. People often complain that work from home is not suitable for them as it impacts their personal lives negatively. If you face the same challenge, here are 5 ways to set boundaries when working from home.

1.       Start with Decluttering

If you want to set boundaries when working from home, you should start by decluttering your physical and mental space. First, make sure you have a clean office space at home where no one bothers you during working hours. Next, organize things so that you can have ample mental peace. Decluttering will help ensure that you have no stress or anxiety.

2.       Stick to a Routine

It is also a smart idea to stick to a schedule when working from home. For example, you can start your day with an exercise session, have breakfast, and start work at a specific time every day. You should try to wrap up the work at the same time every day to ensure that you don’t work long hours and sacrifice your personal life. After work, go to sleep at the same time every day to have a good sleep routine.

3.       Get Some Me Time

When you want to set boundaries while working from home, you should get some me time. Dedicate this time for your health and well-being and do stuff like yoga, meditation, etc. You can also use this time to enjoy the stuff you like, be it watching your favorite TV series or playing a sport. Do something that makes your mind and body relax, calm and happy.

4.       Bond with the Colleagues

It is also a smart idea to develop personal bonds with your colleagues. It will help you work with them seamlessly and ensure that they cover you when you are not on shift. You can do it for them also. It is also a good idea to have some personal lunches or dinners with your close colleagues so that you can form lasting friendships with them.

5.       Put the Right Clothes On

Many people make the mistake of working from home in home clothes. Then they complain that they don’t feel like working or they want to sleep all day. If you also do that, it’s time you stop that thinking and put on some formal clothes. No, we are not asking you to put on a suit and tie or a blazer. Instead, you need to switch the t-shirt with a formal shirt and ensure that you wear pants instead of jeans or joggers. Then, when you look decent and feel comfortable in work clothes, it will be easy for you to focus on the work and stay in work mode.

Work from home doesn’t need to be stressful or too intruding. You can make sure you enjoy work at home more by setting the right boundaries and ensuring that everyone, from your colleagues to your boss, understands those.

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by Shruti , BNS Business News




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