Sure, it’s tempting to just work on your couch, or sprawl yourself across your bed with your laptop while you start your day. But often, this will cause you to be less productive. Unless you have a dedicated “office” space, the lines between work and “time off” will blur. Having a dedicated office space helps you maintain mental focus and clarity – especially if you only work when you are in that space. When you’re at your office, you’re “clocked in”, and when you leave it, you’re “clocked out.” Your office doesn’t have to be a separate room. It can just be a desk with all of your equipment and supplies on it – as long as you maintain a mental barrier between your “office” and the rest of your home, it will serve the same function.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. So don’t neglect it! By taking just a few simple steps, you can ensure that you’re happy and mentally stable, and able to prioritize work, life, and pleasure appropriately. Here are our best tips for maintaining your mental health while working from home.