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Wednesday, 07 October 2020 16:12

Work-Life Balance While Working From Home During Covid-19

WORK PRODUCTIVITY RESOURCES

If you are working from home, you may struggle with finding a balance between productivity, emotional well-being, and setting boundaries between work life and home life. The following resources may ensure a better work-life balance.

 

3 Tips To Boost Your Productivity

It's best when work occurs in a room other than the bedroom, but if that's your only option, these productivity boosting suggestions can help separate work from rest and sleep by creating "sleep-supportive, productivity-enhancing" workspaces.

 

7 Essential Tips for Working From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Set up for success while working from home and maintain your mental well-being.  These essential work from home tips include getting dressed for work, designating a work area, and clearly defining your work hours to ensure success while working from home.

 

5 Ways to Balance Work and Personal Life

Separating work life from home life may improve mental well-being. Nina Bartmann, Senior Behavioral Researcher, at the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University1, has a five step solution to help you create balance and harmony while working from home.

 

Maintain Productivity & Connectedness

As a reminder to separate your work life from home life, download "Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips and Strategies to Maintain Productivity & Connectedness: Tips and Strategies to Maintain Productivity & Connectedness" from UMass Medical School.

 

3 Ways to Avoid Work From Home Burnout

According to a recent Monster.com survey of first time remote workers, 51% of respondents said they are experiencing burnout while working from home during the pandemic.

While productivity is a top concern for employees, a Harvard Business Review article published in April states, "burnout is the greatest concern for those who are still working from home. And it’s still a concern as workers discover that the lines between home and work life are blurred — many don’t know how to 'leave work' after a long day of juggling everything in one location." If you don't know when to leave work while working from home, learn how to create a schedule that separates work time from down time.

 

Online Security Tips for Working from Home

Malware and viruses can quickly derail your work from home process. Ensure your online safety with tips to protect your devices and personal information from The Federal Trade Commission. 

 

Look Your Best During Video Conferences

If you are participating in video meetings,"9 ways to look more polished on virtual work calls, according to New York Fashion Week stylists" will help you "elevate" your on camera look. 



Find Your Balance When Working From Home

Adapting to work at home and separating work time from personal time during the pandemic can be challenging. We hope these resources will help you attain work-life balance as you continue to work from home.

 

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Resources: 

1. Nina Bartmann, Senior Behavioral Researcher, Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, Separating Work-life from Home-life during COVID-19,  published in Science of Behavioral Medicine (2020)

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