Balancing Work-Life during the pandemic.
The times of covid-19 have entirely changed the ways we work. The shift from working in an office space to a desk at our homes was once never imaginable, at least to some of us. Such a change was initially welcomed with applause but later on, things started to cause hardship.
The main problem everyone would point out is the difficulty maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Most of the employees no longer follow the 9-5 pattern of workhours – some work more, some keep work aside for personal matters. Either of the scenarios is unpleasant. When one works beyond the normal working hours it causes many health problems, and also makes one feel detached from family and other relationships. Some people find excuses to slip away from work responsibilities as the management has limited control over an individual when in the “Work From Home” scenario.
Here are some ways you could balance work-life.
- Priority to prioritize
Don’t get your hands into everything at once. Know what’s of higher priority, and take up tasks only to the amount which you can afford. Say no when necessary.
- Find time to relax
Make sure you find some time to do something you love. This will help you relax and get back to work with more energy and attention. The longer you hold the stress, the worse.
- Go on a holiday
It is good to take a break and go to some places you would feel peaceful. This helps you in resetting your brain, wiping out the anxiety, and gain a fresh start.
- Family matters
Work pressure can get one irritated but just relax and spend some good with your family or friends. Crack some jokes and unwind – but make sure you don’t let it go on for too long! This will help you not only to relax but also maintain a good social life while you accomplish your targets at work.
- Strengthen your network
Your professional network or your colleagues shouldn’t be left behind as well. Make sure you get in touch with your team, at least once in a while. Work from home can make one feel isolated, and eventually deviates one from the organizational goals and work culture.