A Guide To Reducing Stress When You Work From Home

People who don’t work from home think that working from home must be an easy ride. However, although working from home can have its benefits, it can also have its downsides. Below, we’re going to look at how you can reduce stress when you work from home.

1. Have Set Times For Working

It sounds counter-intuitive – after all, what’s the point in working from home if you’re not going to do exactly what you want, when you want? The thing is, it can be really hard to get focused with all of the distractions in your home. By giving yourself a start time and deadline, you’ll get more done and won’t feel like work is bleeding into your ‘you’ time. 

2. Only Take On Work You Can/Want To Do

One of the benefits of working from home is only taking on work that you can or want to do. You don’t have to accept every job or client. If you know it’s going to be more trouble than it’s worth, don’t do it. 

3. Take Regular Breaks

Regular breaks also planned out during the day can help you stay focused on your work for longer. You’re less likely to procrastinate if you know you have a break coming up! 

4. Get Outside

Natural sunlight is healthy, as is fresh air. Being cooped up all day can make you feel stir crazy. Make one of your breaks a quick walk, or enjoy a drink outside.

5. Exercise

Exercise, especially in the morning, can help you to get your creative juices flowing and ready for what the day throws at you. It’s a great stress management tool! 


credit to STL Training

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