People work from home for various reasons. Currently, all employees who are able to telework do so due to the confinement decreed by the Government as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic that we are experiencing in our country.
It is a preventive measure to avoid unnecessary contagions that we at masvoz have been following since day one, offering the same quality service to our clients and protecting our employees.
Whatever the reason for telecommuting, there are ways you can ensure productivity, mental health, and happiness while working from home.
Although teleworking may sound like a luxury, it does come with a number of challenges. What if you have connectivity problems with coworkers? What if you need something from the office that you don’t have access to? What if there is a bombardment of distractions in the home? How can you deal with that?
Thanks to new technologies, today there are tools that allow employees to stay connected with their colleagues, conduct videoconferences, access files and the necessary information of the company, all without any security risk for organizations.
Doing the job is important for companies, but staying healthy (mentally and physically) is just as crucial for remote workers. It’s about setting boundaries between work and personal life, and that can be difficult, at least at first. Therefore, it is important to follow the following tips.
5 Recommendations For Working From Home
1) Maintain Regular Schedules
It is important to establish a schedule and follow it. Working the designated hours, and then stopping when those hours are up, will give the brain time to work and time to rest. While working remotely means there is greater flexibility with personal life hours, it’s best to stick to a time where you can be productive, get the job done, and then have a time to disconnect and rest.
2) Create A Morning Routine
Humans are animals of habit, and that is partly because routine helps us mentally and physically prepare for things. Whether it’s having a cup of coffee every morning, doing some stretching, or taking the pet for a walk, creating a morning routine can help prepare us for the workday at home.
It is also important to think about other controls. For example, working in pajamas may work for some, but it may not be productive for others.
3) Schedule Breaks
Just like in any work environment, taking a break is incredibly important for your brain and body to relax. Doing 15 minutes of exercise, yoga or meditation, eating healthy or talking to a loved one or a friend on the phone can help you cope with both your teleworking and confinement days.
However, whatever you do, working to exhaustion is not recommended without taking a break from screens, meetings, and work. Studies have shown that breaks can significantly improve a person’s productivity levels and concentration ability.
4) Socialize With Colleagues
Loneliness, disconnection and isolation are common problems in remote working life. Therefore, making sure to foster social relationships, even at a distance, is crucial for mental health, especially when working remotely.
5) Be aware of isolation
Loneliness is a big problem. Of course, this is much worse in a pandemic when you are not allowed to leave home in many cases. When it is really difficult to do something outside the home, you will have real isolation, loneliness problems, and while evaluating the degree to which remote work works, it is necessary to separate what is specific to the pandemic and what is specific to remote work.
For this reason, it is convenient to look for activities that allow disconnecting and reducing the levels of anxiety that this situation may cause: exercising, yoga, meditation, watching series, movies, talking on the phone or video calling with friends or family … Anything that allows us to feel best.