Are you suffering from work-from-home burnout?
You’re not alone.
“It’s not really working from home anymore, is it? It’s living at work.”
This quote was sent to me by a dear friend and ex-client and it quite poignantly sums up what I have been hearing from leaders in the coaching room in the last couple of weeks…
With most of us working remotely, today, more than ever, we need to create life-work boundaries.
I know that in my own life, I get my head down and it can be hard to step away, particularly at the end of the day. I can slip 30 minutes, then another, and suddenly it’s 8pm.
I’m also fully putting my hand up to being a terrible partner when this happens, because it’s only a three-metre walk into the lounge from my home office and I’m still in work mode. I struggle to connect with my partner, as I’m too exhausted and often distracted.
Whereas, on the days that I mindfully transition (see Dr Adam Frazer’s work on the third space), power down my laptop, close the office door, go for a walk outside, reconnect in nature and then come back in and connect with my partner, I still have some energy still in the tank. For you, this might be time for your kids or loved ones.
So, I’ve really had to reassess my own remote working habits and re-instate some of those boundaries that I have let slip. And I’ve done this by using;
3 simple steps to reinstating work-from-home boundaries
1. Awareness: accept where you’re at and assess what is and isn’t working.
2. Vision: get clear on the use of your time and how you want your day to pan out.
3. Planning: map out your ideal day and how you will create life-work integration.
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To your health and happiness,
Founder & Head Coach, CLARETY