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Times have certainly been somewhat challenging for many during this past year. You may have found that your working life has drastically changed, from working in an office full of talkative colleagues, to working remotely from home in confinement, with only your laptop for companionship. It is how you cope on a daily basis that matters, until life returns to normal again.
Keep a Routine
Though it is easy for days to start blending into one when you are working from home for endless months, it is still important to keep some form of structure to distinguish between your working days and the time you have to relax, whether it is in the evenings or the weekend.Times have certainly been somewhat challenging for many during this past year. You may have found that your working life has drastically changed, from working in an office full of talkative colleagues, to working remotely from home in confinementClick To Tweet
Separate Your Working Space From Your Bedroom
If it is possible of course, it is important to try and separate your working area to where you will relax, as this will allow you to fully wind down, without the two areas merging into one. Psychologically it will become more difficult for your brain to distinguish whether it is time to work and be alert or when it is time to relax in preparation for sleep, particularly if these two areas are within the same room.
Learn New Skills
If you are getting to the point where you dread having to deal with another day’s work at home, this could be a sign that you are perhaps in the wrong employment and want to instead pursue a career that you enjoy more. Before you decide to leave your current employment, try learning other skills in the meantime when you have time, such as enrolling in one of the Microsoft Instructional Skills to see whether a career in the IT sector is suitable for you. This could be the perfect opportunity to try one of their courses because you feel this will help with career prospects.
Fill Any Gaps Of Knowledge
Ensuring you are confident in any areas which you do not believe to be one of your skill sets is perfectly normal. If there are any skills that you feel you lack confidence in that relate to your current job you could fill in any gaps in your knowledge. This will be particularly useful if the work you are now having to do from home varies from how you worked before and is now more technical. This time last year many of us had not even heard of zoom let alone used it!
Take Breaks and Leave Home For Exercise
It is very important for your mental wellbeing to get out of the house, even for a brief walk to exercise and get some fresh air. It is not easy being cooped up at home and this will also break up the monotonous routine you are currently experiencing. Ideally, the best place would be to head to a local park surrounded by nature which can be very calming.