We face challenges wherever we go, in whatever we do but when it comes to our work, it is important to acknowledge those challenges and overcome them. Our jobs depend on us being able to do that. When we have to work from home, there are a number of challenges to contend with but the greatest challenge is having to alter your mindset.
Most of us grow up learning to compartmentalize the different parts of our lives. The same applies to work and home. When we are at work, we think and behave professionally while focusing being productive. At home, we relax and try to shed any stresses we may have. It is a place of rest and comfort. Putting the two together creates confusion in your mind. It’s hard to get up in the morning and go about your regular work day when you don’t actually have to go in to work. You mind and body treat it more like a weekend, where your time is your own.
When you do start working from home, you have to train yourself to get into work mode. It helps to have an office set up for yourself. This makes it feel more like a work environment. The most important thing you have to do is teach yourself discipline. It’s very easy to get distracted and procrastinate doing your work but there are people relying on you to do you job and do it well. Learn to allot time in the day for rest or entertainment and allot time to work. When you sit down to work, put all your focus into it and get it done. This reduces the amount of time you have to spend working.
Adjusting to working at home can take some time and practice but with determination, you find a way to do it successfully. Just remember that the area you set up in can affect the way your unconscious mind perceives your work.