You may think that when you work from home you’ll never get bored with your work, you’ll always be happy with what you’re doing and you’ll never, ever get job burnout. Ha! Let’s look at a few ways to help you avoid that job burnout that happens even when you work from home.
First and foremost, prioritize your work and make a schedule that you stick to. Make your schedule of the most important things that have to be done. Do those things. If you have time, you can finish up other things, but only if you have time in your WORK DAY.
The second thing I would suggest is to make time to get out during the week and have some adult interaction. When you work from home you aren’t around other adults that much. That can really start to take a toll on you. Make a lunch date with friends or family. Get out of the house and have a real live adult conversation. It will not only help with burnout, it will also help keep you sane.
Thirdly, take breaks. If you were working outside the home you’d take regular breaks. Make sure you’re doing that when you’re working from home. Even if you just take 5 minutes to get up and walk to the mailbox and back, that’s better than nothing. We can get busy and before we know it we’ve been at our desk for 3 hours. Make sure you’re taking regular breaks.
There are tons more tips for keeping from getting burned out when working from home. Read some more blogs on this subject, use your head, and always make time for yourself. You’re working from home because that’s what you wanted to do, don’t let it turn into something you hate.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.