Work-from-home stress is the result of the new normal that we are forced to endure for more than a year now due to the pandemic. The daily routine we had for our 9 to 5 job was tossed out as we had to make adjustments for our new normal, the work-from-home schedule.
In the beginning, we all were excited about the prospect of not spending hours on our daily commute, being stuck in traffic jams, or the fact that we don’t have to get all dressed up for a meeting. But after a year, we are realizing that it comes with its own unique set of challenges.
The constant shift of focus between office and home, and the lack of a professional environment have led to a further loss of morale. With no substantial end in sight, the only solution is to find the right policy to deal with this pressure.
If you are in the same boat dealing with the work from home fatigue, here are 5 easy ways which will help us go through our days a lot easier.
How to deal with work-from-home stress?
Well! This is the question that is in everyone’s mind right now, and everyone is dealing with the problems in their way. But still, if it is bothering you in any way, then here are a few maneuvers that we here at Careerhunts are taking every day.
1. Commission domestic tasks as much as you can
The portion of work you can get done in a day marks all the success you will have throughout the day. Having to deal with a lot in a single day can be overwhelming, which in turn may give rise to a lot of stress.
We all know that negating your home and work while working from home may coincide and throw up your work-life balance into a state of chaos. The best way to bargain with it is to employ some household help to outsource your day-to-day chores.
Some adaptations can be as small as getting your menial tasks done by others. These changes will not only strengthen your execution at work and help you free up some time, but will also provide financial support to those in need in these trying times.
2. Reduce procrastination with the 90-20 rule
Do you find yourself sidestepping work due to procrastination and procrastinating because you have an excessive workload?
Well.. this ensures when you get stuck in a malicious cycle of boredom. This in turn lessens your ability to work and creates more and more stress, and we end up compromising our productivity and we end up having a lot more to do on our plate. But with a little willpower, this problem can be easily solved
One of the best ways to get it done is by adding structure to your day with the 90-20 rule that all of us at Career Hunts follow. This rule is quite easy to follow-
Work for 90 minutes straight without allowing yourself to get distracted and then take 20 mins to break to relax, and maybe get a bite to eat.
But, this only works if you follow this rule and stick to working seriously for 90 minutes and only then take 20 minutes off.
3. Find a creative outlet
Performing the same task every day for 6 days a week can be very irritating, and may make it hard to focus on the work at hand. finding a creative way out may help you operate a lot better.
So, it is recommended that you try and find your creative streak, or a gobby and do your best to fit it into your everyday life, as it will help you release a lot of pressure in your everyday troubles.
4. Regulate your work-life balance.
We all know how much work-life balance is important to operate during these trying times.
You may have a defined work-life balance, but it all is supposed to go to dogs in these weird times. And with work from home being the new normal, we have to work on a new equation and establish some new ground rules.
Here are some steps that we at Careerhunts follow that can help you too to get some work-life balance:
Get a set time to log in and log out
Establish a self-care routine to follow every day before getting down to work and after work
Find time to hydrate and work out
Follow early to bed and rise
Prioritize tasks and take them up in the order of most important to least
5. Don’t forget to take some time off
It docent matter if you are working or sitting free at home. But that doesn’t mean that you will have to be available all the time. it is very normal to feel overwhelmed and tired after a long day.
So, if needed, please use your vacation days to take a few days off for yourself. it will help you to relax and rewind yourself, and maybe give you the key to dealing with the stress.
Having to work from home is necessary as we have to maintain minimum contact and social distancing. But working from home is no cakewalk, as we will be constantly distracted by all the things we have to do at home.
And if you think it is becoming too much to deal with even with everything, then we recommend you visit a therapist, or seek professional help.
So, all the best!