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Finding the balance with remote job positions

Finding the balance with remote job positions

We still remember when candidates were excited to get remote positions; after the pandemic, it is a different story; experience tells us that finding a balance between work and personal life while working remotely can be challenging, as the boundaries between the two can become blurred. 

However, with mindful planning and self-discipline, we believe you can achieve a healthy work-life balance; and get the best of it. Here are some tips:

  1. Establish a designated workspace: Set up a dedicated area in your home for work. This helps create a physical boundary between your work and personal life, signalling to yourself and others that you are in work mode when you’re in that space.
  2. Define a schedule: Establish a clear work schedule that aligns with your personal preferences and obligations. Stick to this schedule as much as possible to create structure and routine.
  3. Set boundaries: Communicate your availability and working hours to your colleagues, clients, and family. Establish boundaries around when you will and won’t be accessible for work-related matters.
  4. Prioritise tasks and manage time effectively: Use productivity techniques such as time blocking, prioritisation, and to-do lists to manage your workload efficiently. Focus on completing important tasks first, and avoid multitasking to maintain focus.
  5. Take regular breaks: Schedule short breaks throughout the day to rest and recharge. Stepping away from your workspace can help you maintain productivity and prevent burnout.
  6. Separate work and personal communication channels: If possible, use separate devices or applications for work-related communication to maintain a clear distinction between work and personal life.
  7. Practice self-care: Prioritise self-care activities such as exercise, healthy eating, and sufficient sleep. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being will enhance your overall productivity and happiness.
  8. Establish rituals: Create rituals or routines to mark the transition between work and personal time. It could be something as simple as going for a short walk, engaging in a hobby, or practising mindfulness exercises.
  9. Communicate with your team: Maintain open and transparent communication with your colleagues and supervisors. Discuss your work-life balance concerns, share expectations, and find collaborative solutions to ensure everyone’s needs are met.
  10. Learn to disconnect: Once your work hours are over, make a conscious effort to disconnect from work-related activities. Please resist the temptation to check emails or respond to work messages unless it’s urgent.

Achieving work-life balance is a continuous process that requires self-awareness, discipline, and ongoing adjustments. Be flexible and adaptable in finding the best strategies for you, your family and your employer. 

It’s normal to regularly evaluate and reassess your approach to maintain a healthy balance. Just keep sight of what is important; if there is no need to drive to the office, cook a great breakfast and sit down to enjoy yourself before starting your day!

If you still find it difficult, don’t hesitate to reach out; our recruiters will help you by sharing another candidate’s experience or providing you with other job opportunities that match your needs better.

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