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Working From Home? Here are some tips so you won't mix work with personal life.

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With the pandemic still not contained and eradicated, a lot of companies are forced to go with a "Work From Home" setup. This is to keep the economy from falling down and also to keep the employees safe while they make a living.

Working from home might feel like a good thing to some, and it really can be. No need to think about the traffic you have to go through every day to and from work. No need to travel also means no travel expenses. But sadly, there are some downsides to working from home too. One downside is, it's hard to separate work and personal life since you live both lives under the same roof. Here are some tips to help you avoid mixing work with your personal life.

Dress up for work

"Look good, feel good." Right? Whenever you're on the clock, try to dress up the way you'd dress up to work normally. This way you'd feel more professional, it'd make you feel like you are really working at the office, it might even make you more productive.

Designate a work area

"Try to separate the area where you work and your recreational area." This was one of the best tips that my boss said to us during our team-building activity online. Not only will it help you distinguish your work and recreational areas, but it will also help you go into work mode whenever you are in your work area, and since it is isolated from your recreational area, it also means, no distractions, which also means more productivity.

Take small breaks and stand up from time to time

It means, what it looks like what it means. It's a general rule of thumb that you should stand up for a while every 30 minutes of sitting down and take a little break to go to the loo or drink some water.

Another thing you can do is use the 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes you are looking at your computer, take a 20-second break and look faraway(for like 20 feet away). This will help prevent eye strains.

Say "No."

No. I don't mean you should blurt out the word "no" to yourself from time to time. What I mean is. If you're not on the clock anymore, you can say no to work if it's not really an urgent matter. This is another tip that my boss from the company I used worked for told us. If it is outside of your working hours, unless it's an emergency, you have the right to say no.

Also, if it is your rest day, or if it outside working hours, avoid looking and thinking about work stuff. Switch off your work mode, and turn on rest mode.

Communicate

Every once in a while, during your break, talk to people. They could be your co-workers or friends from outside work. Talk about how you spent your weekends, or if you have something to vent out, vent out to your friends. Banter. It can help relieve stress and also, it can help not to feel isolated from society.

Stay hydrated

It's common knowledge that we humans need water. It's always good practice to drink around 2 liters of water per day. Not only will it make you stay healthy, but you'll also feel refreshed. It can also help you maintain your cool-headedness.

Alright. Those are some of the tips I can think of and give out to you guys. I hope they help you keep your work and personal lives separated even when working from your home.

Have a great day, and always keep your cool. Cheers!

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