The recent challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have seen many employees and students forced to work remotely to control the spread of the disease. Working from home has many advantages; there is no time wasted on the morning commute to work, and the working hours are more flexible which can help to create a better work-life balance.
Working and schooling from home denies us the social contact that need for our mental wellbeing.
To overcome this feeling of isolation, it is important to be very deliberate in separating study / work time from social time. Stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues via technology, and also to take regular breaks to enjoy some time in nature.
Working or learning from home requires one to be very disciplined to avoid losing productivity to distractions. It is important to make a distinct separation between work and home affairs.
Come up with a schedule for each day, and commit to stick to it. This schedule should help you to set aside time for work / school and time for home activities. Additionally, it is essential to also designate a space that is conducive for work. By all means, create a working routine, commit to it and avoid behaviors that will reduce productivity such as working from the bed or doing housework during working hours.
Grooming has a significant impact on one’s mood and productivity. When working from home, it is very common to slack off in dressing and grooming. While there is no one to see how you are dressed, it is important to avoid settling into frumpiness. Good grooming enhances one’s sense of focus and drive.
Maintaining one’s normal routine is crucial. Make it a habit to get up, take a bath and dress well, just as you would if you were going to your usual work or school.
During this period, as you settle into online learning, we are available around the clock to assist you with your school assignments. Please feel free to contact us.