1.Make a Routine and Stick to It

A steady schedule can help you separate personal time from work time. This is very important because the lines between work time and personal time often gets blurred and stressful to separate. It is good to follow your normal work and sleep patterns if possible and do this consistently. Ensure that your mattress is comfortable in order to get a great night’s sleep and keep to your routine. Read these Avocado Mattress reviews. Try to wake up at the same time every day, eat breakfast and get out of your pajamas.

Try including your “commute time” in your schedule and spend this time reading, doing exercises, or listening to music before you log in. Don’t forget to stop working when your workday stops. After your workday, your focus should only be on your home life and nothing else. Try to go to bed at the same time every day.

2.Have a Dedicated Workspace

A good space to work should be quiet. As such, try as much as possible to look for a place away from distractions such as TV, the kitchen (when you feel like eating something), and social media. Before you start work, ensure that the things you need are in one place including pens, chargers, and papers. Shut the door if possible.

It is a good idea to have a dedicated workspace even if the space is small or a shared one. Last but not least, make your workspace as comfortable as possible. It may be tempting to sit on the sofa while working but it is better to sit at a table or desk.

If you would like to set up your workspace properly, then use the NHS guidelines to help you do so in the best way possible. If you don’t have office furniture like an adjustable chair, don’t worry as you can use things like cushions to support you in your chair or a box to act as a footrest.

3. Give Yourself a Break

Working from home can make you feel like you are available all the time. However, being “present” isn’t useful to you if your mental health is suffering. Giving yourself a break is very important as it will help you manage feelings of stress. Consider taking lunch and regular screen breaks.

After a break, focus on a certain task to make you feel focused. Giving yourself a break of 5-10 minutes, every hour can also increase your productivity. You can run, go for a walk, or bike ride if possible, during your break. Ensure that you follow social distancing guidance when you are outdoors.

When you work from home you may be spending more time without moving your body. If you feel tense or stiff, do some light stretching or exercise with a 10-minute home workout.

4. Stay Connected

Even though there are many benefits of working from home, the problem is that you may feel isolated. The good news is that there are many ways to stay in touch with those who matter (to boost their mental wellbeing and your own too).

Human interaction is very important regardless of whether you are in or out of work. As such, it is good to try scheduling video calls and picking up the phone instead of sending emails. If you are struggling with working from home, tell your colleagues or manager about your concerns.

Remember that your colleagues may be feeling the same as you. Ask how they are doing and whether there are ways you can support one another. Set aside time to socialize virtually. You can schedule a Friday online get-together or a digital coffee break.

5. Set Boundaries

You need to set boundaries with other members of your household while working from home as doing so is key to mental wellbeing. Working from home is more flexible, so ensure that you enjoy it. However, it can be hard if there are distractions to deal with such as children at home who may think you are on holiday and want to spend time with you.

Discuss your needs, especially with your family. Your family needs to know that you are working from home and you need quiet time to do work and let them know about your work schedule. Similarly, ensure that you set boundaries with work. It is easier to stay logged on when your home is your office. However, try as much as you can to switch off when the workday is over and spend time with your family at home.

Author's Bio: 

Rifat Bhuyiyan an electrical engineer