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How Difficult Was It To Achieve Work Life Balance During COVID (general)

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The maintenance of life-work balance, especially due to COVID, has become the biggest challenge these days. Covid Pandemic brought drastic shifts in the work-life balance. Under such circumstances, the management of work with other responsibilities like parenting, socialising, and other home chores become difficult. If you are the kind of person who experiences such difficulties, then go ahead. This article will give some suggestions to manage work with other activities during a pandemic outbreak.

Make a time-table to manage home and work at a time:

Polished time management skills allow students, teachers and entrepreneurs to achieve their goals. Time management is equally important for remote workers as well as office-based employees. All humans have more or less equal brain capacities, but good time management creates a performance hierarchy among them. So, if you are tired of your working routine during Covid, you must make a time-table. The time-table will help you to give time according to the task demands.

Define a home’s corner as an office to sort distraction issues:

An important hack that will work is to make a small office at the peaceful corner of your home. Try it now; it will work. Making a virtual office will help you to pursue your work routine even at lockdown. Mostly, people are fed up with work routines if they cannot manage them. The peaceful corner of your home will help you to work with full deliberation. You can find time to improve decision-making skills, creativity as well as other personal development skills.

Spend some time to make your home office creative. You can hang your favourite portraits on the front bright white wall. After making your workplace creative, sit for a while and ask yourself, Is this place gives you energy or not? If you feel the place energetic, you will work whole-heartedly at your own customised workplace.

Take periodic breaks to take rest to solve the problem of stress:

At your own office, you will feel good and give your best. No doubt, mental satisfaction and motivation always have a great impact on learning outcomes. But still, you must spare some time to take periodic breaks. In these periodic breaks, you can pursue your hobby. Still, you can also complete your home chores in these breaks.

In real workplaces, you would have to spare time to listen to co-workers’ concerns. The coffee breaks often take time more than usual if the topic of discussion is one of your favourites. But, in remote working, it becomes difficult to take breaks because you have no other way to impress your boss. In work from home opportunity, only your words have the power to express your work dedications. Hence, in both types of work opportunities, you have to manage your work on your own.

Remember, a bright day comes after every night to cater for the Covid workload:

The recent studies by a dissertation writing service explained that the working hours have increased up to 3 hours due to remote working. The remote workers often complain that during Covid, they could not manage work-life balance. They have to attend official calls even after working hours. So, they feel overstressed. No doubt, it happens. But, for all remote workers who feel stressed for any reason, I want to say, don’t worry. Wait for good news; the covid will end one day.

Develop a habit to work out to distort the lethargic Covid Routine:

Have you ever heard that all work, no play make Jonny a dull boy? The Covid pandemic has changed the working routine. So in this context, the balance between work and life is very important. The stay home policies decrease per hour activities of people. By considering future health problems due to lack of physical activities, the WHO recommends at least 30 minutes of workout per day. The workout will help to keep your self-energetic or tuned up. So, the habit of daily workout will ensure good mental health during Covid. TIP; you can develop workout habits early in the morning. In this way, you will not need to disturb your official work routine.

Follow pre-defined boundaries to perform well:

In short, to maintain a life-work balance during covid, it is important to set boundaries. It will help if you set ending or starting points for official work. It seems rigid, but some people are very peculiar about the working hours. Such people never entertain official calls and emails after 8 hours of working. This is a good approach to maintain the balance between life and work. At first, people often discuss this rigidity, but they get used to your pre-defined boundaries with time.

Try to follow office routine even at remote work to maintain the past achievements:

Following the office routine, even at home will vanish all major worries about covid working shifts. You can share your workplace (at home) with your spouse or children. You will not find difficulty in sharing if you are a professional sport of employe. Tell everyone at your home to act as a co-worker during office hours. If you have school-going children, then you can engage them in some creative activities during work.

1.     You can ask your children to solve quizzes.

2.     You can purchase a book for them. Work from home is a good time to develop book-reading skills in your child.

3.     You can request your children to collect all toys and arrange them in their room. It will help you to pursue your work.

Follow the importance of only ‘one.’

 Some people feel shy in the presence of other employees at the workplace. The Covid bring convenience for them. Though it isn’t easy to manage work and life simultaneously, you can use different approaches to ace it.  In my opinion, a well effective approach is to understand the power of ‘One.’ Have you ever read about the power of digit ‘one’? If not, don’t worry, I will tell you. The power of one means, do only one thing at one time. It will help you remain more focused, and you can reach closer to the point of distinction. Thinking about one aspect of life will help you review both the bright and dark sides of event. The time you get interrupted, the logical flow between though get lost. So, if you want to ace in the work-life balance, then try to start one task at a time. After the completion of the one, you can go for another. 

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