Working from home is the new preference nowadays. Whether you are a freelancer or a full-time remote employee, working from home has its benefits compared to working onsite: no commute, no dress code, and having more freedom and less supervision.
However, while remote work may be a welcome change for many, this setup still has a downside. A survey conducted by monster.com found that 69% of employees are experiencing burnout symptoms while working from home. 65% of remote workers surveyed by Flexjobs reported working more hours than they had while working in the office.
Research also shows that employees who work from home may experience a blur between work and personal life boundaries. They may also struggle more with unplugging and ending their workday than in an office setting. Add to that the distractions and interruptions, which make it hard for you to focus on work like caring for your children and pets, receiving deliveries, getting non-work-related calls or messages, or even neighborhood noise.
Utilize these helpful tips to manage stress and set yourself up to work from home effectively.