It’s time to make your working from home life healthier & happier!
Let’s face it, sometimes working from home isn’t always as simple as it seems.
In a world with so many online distractions, it’s hard to stay focused on our to-do list and goals.
Everything is at our fingertips; ordering food straight to our doors, virtual work meetings, buying new WFH loungewear, seeing what our friends are eating for breakfast, etc.
We are surrounded by countless digital devices in our homes that it’s hard to escape the online noise and it can be extremely overwhelming at times.
When I first started working from home at the beginning of the year, my work-life balance certainly suffered.
The whole set-up was completely new to me.
It never occurred to me that I needed to separate my workspace from my home space for maximum productivity.
I had no clear boundaries in place so I was waking up and immediately grabbing my phone or laptop. I would work well into the evening and have no time for self-care.
After a lot of trial & error, and eventually burnout I finally realised that I needed to create balance. I needed boundaries to help calm my mind after a long day and decrease overwhelm.
I needed a digital detox.
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Below are the boundaries that I put in place and still continue to apply to my daily schedule to help minimise my screen time as much as possible!
They have honestly helped me to improve my work-life balance as I have more of a purpose throughout the day to be productive and check off my tasks so I can finish by 7 pm and enjoy a nice, chilled evening of self-care.
I call it “digitally detoxing while still getting sh*t done”
- Instead of using an app, write down your to-do list on a pad of paper. I know this is super old school but it cuts out any unnecessary screen time.
- Mute outside distractions by keeping your phone in a different room while you work through your to-do list.
- Stop yourself from mindlessly scrolling on social media by setting yourself 25-mins intervals. Go on the apps with the intention to engage and use a Pomodoro timer to help you keep track.
- Set an alarm at the end of your day to switch off from client work and relax. This should always be a non-negotiable!
- Once you’ve shut down, spend time writing down your small wins in a journal rather than jumping straight onto Netflix.
- Turn off all notifications at night for a relaxing and peaceful evening with no interruptions
- Once you’re in bed, keep your phone in a draw or on the other side of the room so you’re not tempted to pick it up before you fall asleep or as soon as you wake up.
- Limit screen time by spending the first and last 30-mins of your day reading or writing. Going screen-free in the mornings and evenings really does work wonders on the mind