It was some time in March 2020 that the world suddenly had to change and our office and like many others, quickly converted our homes into home offices. Finally, I’ve got what I always wanted: to work from home! It has been great, but the work-life balance has been a bit of a challenge. I have come a long way from waking up at 4 am on work-days and then working from 9 am to 12 am should be am on weekends but I still feel I have a lot to improve on in terms of achieving the perfect work-life balance. Along with all the great perks of working from home, there comes a few challenges as well.
Working from home provides an unlimited amount of freedom with how we allocate time to work/play; this is both exciting and, I found, a little overwhelming. Sticking to my original work schedule has helped me most in keeping the amount of family and work time in check. When I don’t stick to my work schedule, I feel stressed and find I try to stretch myself too far in trying to maximize my time working and time with my family. After a few weeks of starting at 4 am the exhaustion kicked in and I ran out of steam. Here are a few things that I do to help me be my best at work and with life.