Have you tried working from home for an extended period of time? If so, you probably know that it is sometimes difficult to find a healthy balance between work and personal time. In fact, many remote workers struggle to relax and unwind after working from home. Working remotely is a rapidly growing trend and it’s offered by many organizations to recruit top talent. If you are a remote professional, here are four things you can do to help you relax and unwind from work:
- Make a set working schedule with few breaks. This allows you to be more productive and not wait until the last minute to meet deadlines. Remote workers could end up working 60-80 hours per week due to an unstructured work schedule.
- Exercising regularly clears the mind. A walk or an easy jog every other day will increase your energy levels, mood, and happiness. Remote workers spend hours in front of a computer screen and carving out time to exercise will relieve stress and muscles aches from sitting most of the day.
- Reduce non-working screen time. Remote workers naturally spend most of their working hours in front of a screen. Not being able to reduce screen time after working hours can cause eye strain and headaches. Relaxing is nearly impossible if most of your day is spent in front of a screen.
- Separate Spaces. Remote workers that work from home have a difficult time separating home and work life. This can produce high levels of stress due to lack of personal time to relax and unwind. An easy solution to this work-life balance problem is renting shared workspace or private office space in a coworking space. Using a coworking space helps you structure a routine helps separate work from home.
Working remotely has many benefits but it can also be counterproductive if it is taken for granted. If you are a remote professional we hope these tips can help you better relax and unwind after work. If you have other tips that help you relax after work, feel free to share them in the comments section.