Jan, 2021

3 Tips to Help You Overcome Work from Home Fatigue

3 Tips to Help You Overcome Work from Home FatigueContrary to the belief of many, working from home can be exhausting. Sure, you get to skip the daily stressful commute to and from work, you don’t get to be nagged at by your boss at your face when some things aren’t done right and you can work practically anywhere you want. Sounds promising, doesn’t it? But working from home isn’t always a bed of roses. Remote employees have a fair share of challenges and stresses, too.

 

When you work from home, reaching out to your boss and colleagues for work-related concerns will not be always easy. Reaching out for help isn’t as easy compared to when your team is just meters away from you. Staying productive can sometimes be a challenge. There will be technological failures. You also don’t get to talk to real people except when during video conferences. The list can go on and one thing’s for sure - working remotely isn’t always ideal. It can stress you out and can even cause over fatigue.

So how do you alleviate work from home fatigue?

Reduce multitasking
You may have mastered the art of multitasking. You may have been used to getting some tasks done while on a conference call but did you know that doing multitasking all the time requires a lot more effort and energy?

The reality is multitasking isn’t just about doing two things at the same time. It’s about the skill or the art of going back and forth from one task to another to get things done in a speedy manner. It may make you feel efficient with your time but it increases fatigue as you constantly need to shift to different things that demand your attention and focus. If you want to reduce work from home stress, maybe it’s time that you also reduce multitasking. Try to deal with one task at a time.

Take breaks in between
The importance of taking breaks in between your shift cannot be emphasized enough. You need to pause and take a breather no matter how busy you are and no matter how swamped your day is. Even if it only means taking a few minutes to leave your desk and breathe in some fresh air or getting up to get a glass of water, you have to make the conscious effort of taking microbreaks.

Schedule a non-work related conference with your work buddies
One of the downsides of working from home is the inability to connect with other people or at least your colleagues. Social interactions are crucial to our well-being. One of the things you can do is to set up a nonwork-related conference with your work buddies to catch up, talk about stuff outside work, have some fun conversations and just connect.

Work from home employees aren’t exempted from job-related stress and fatigue. Use these tips to alleviate the stress that comes from working from home, increase productivity and work satisfaction!

 

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.