Most of us were initially excited when the prospect of working from home went from a remote concept to a reality at the pandemic’s start. We pictured ourselves sleeping in, working in cozy pajamas from the comfort of our couch, and having more freedom over our schedule. But as we head into the seventh month–and what looks like a third wave of coronavirus—the novelty has worn off.
By now, you might be craving a return to the “old normal” and a clear delineation between home and work life. “A routine helps you know when it is work time and when it is not work time so that you can relax,” says time-management expert Laura Vanderkam. Creating a new routine with remote work can help your life feel more normal, even when everything isn’t. “Start your day at the same time as usual, and put on clothes that make you feel good,” suggests Kayla C. Wright, an occupational therapist at the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center.
Vanderkam, author of The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home, and Wright shares their tips on being healthier and happier in your work-from-home space.
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