Remote work can provide many benefits, but it also comes with challenges. Maintaining work-life balance
can be difficult when we're in one place for most of the time. Here are some tips which may help you to address this, and strike the right balance for you. Keep reading 👇
One common challenge facing people who are working remotely is managing time effectively. You may find yourself clocking in more hours at the moment, so setting a daily time limit for each of your tasks should help you to manage your time. You can use time tracking
on tasks in Wrike to ensure you're maintaining these limits as you move through your day.
When balancing work and home life, it helps to manage your co-workers expectations when it comes to availability. Add your working hours to your username in Wrike, so that others will see when you'll be online. If you're taking a day off, be sure to update it in Wrike through your Work Schedule
. This way, your team will be notified of your unavailability when they @mention you or assign you to any tasks.
Create a routine
It can be very easy to continue to work instead of logging off at the end of your day when you're working remotely. It's therefore important to create a routine. Start by creating a Space
in your Wrike account dedicated to your daily routine and create a recurring
task with activities marked with checkboxes. As you go through your day, check off each part of your routine to make sure that you stick with your plan. If you can, work some exercise into this routine, such as a walk or workout. Incorporate meditation, mindfulness
or a practice that helps you to switch off when you take a break or finish work for the day. Having a clear routine can help to add structure to your days, experiment to see what works best for you.
What has your experience with work-life balance been like in the past few months? Do you have any tips to share? We'd love to hear about it below.