Working from home seems to be an ideal scenario: no rush in the morning to get ready for office, no traffic jams, no one to ask us to turn down the volume while we play music and we don’t have to share food with anyone!
But, after working from home for quite some time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can say that work from home comes with its own set of unique challenges. Today, we will be talking about some of the challenges as well as ways of overcoming said challenges.
Work from home gives us plenty of additional time, and this leads us to procrastinate and think we have plenty of time left to finish the day’s work. Then, at the end of the day, we are left with loads of unfinished work.
While procrastination is one extreme, on the other side we have overworking. Office timings lose value when we are working from home and we lose track of time while sitting in front of a computer and can end up focusing on work too much. After some time, one could feel emotionally and mentally drained and this could even have a negative impact on our health in the long-run.
In order to avoid procrastination, set up a time schedule, and prioritize your tasks in advance.
At home, there is an uncountable number of distractions for any working professional. From watching one more episode of the latest trending series to surfing social media, cooking, and finishing other household chores, we tend to drift apart from the actual work.
Like procrastination, time management is the key to overcoming distractions, schedule time for each task, and include break times in between. Many mobile phones have focus mode these days, turn it on to avoid the temptation of continuously checking social media.
Feeling of isolation
While working from home allows us to work in a peaceful environment, it separates us from the in-person contact we would have had with our colleagues on a daily basis. Working in front of a computer all day without talking to anyone may make us feel isolated.
Maintaining constant communication with your teammates, indulging in video conferencing or even hosting virtual parties helps us maintain the team spirit and can also reduce the possibility of feeling isolated.
Have you faced other challenges while working remotely? Let us know in the comments section below.