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Are you new to working from home?
Finding it difficult to ‘switch off’ as you used to when you left the office?
I’ve been working from home for 7 years and, believe me, there are still times when I find myself working well into the night.
It can be hard to step away when you’re itching to get things finished and checked off your to-do list.
But then what?
One late night can turn into several, or you might find yourself working through your lunch break because no one was there to tell you that you should stop.
Keep it up, and you’ll be practically falling asleep on top of your computer. You certainly won’t be producing your best work.
Since the UK went into lockdown, I’ve been pulling extra hours here and there, putting in more effort to win new clients (to replace those who unfortunately had to leave) and to help my clients as much as possible.
And last week, it really caught up with me. I was so exhausted that I pretty much slept through the entire weekend.
I woke up Monday morning feeling refreshed and ready to get back to it.
I’ve made a point to clock-off no later than 6pm each night this week. I need the break; I need the time to wind-down and take care of my mental health.
And so do you.
So, now it’s your turn.
Make time for lunch. Set aside an hour for exercise. Give yourself a proper morning routine instead of jumping straight onto your computer. And stick to your finish time.
Trust me, you’ll feel much better for it.
And if you’re struggling to tackle your to-do list, consider outsourcing or delegating those tasks you really don’t want to do so that you can focus on what you do best.