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Does Your Work from Home Schedule Work for You?

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The ability to work from home has been a dream for so many, right up until it became a necessity. Like so many things, the reality of the situation can be a far cry from the idealized fantasy. Throw in the added stress of a global pandemic paired with an economic rollercoaster, and your day-to-day can feel more like surviving than thriving.

On paper, working from home seems like it should mean setting your own hours and keeping your own schedule. The truth of the matter is that most people who work from home will face hard and fast deadlines, virtual meetings and a surprising lack of flexibility when it comes to scheduling. While deadlines will always be set in stone and video conferences can rarely be rescheduled, there are ways you can improve your lot. 

Be Kind to Yourself

The transition from working on-site to working from home can be a stressful one under the best of circumstances. It’s safe to say that current events are far from ideal for just about everyone; in such a pressure cooker, one of the single most important things you can do is be kind to yourself. The days ahead may be challenging, but there are ways to make everything more manageable.

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Look for Excess Cargo – If you were in a boat taking on water, you’d start looking for weight you can drop. Your job isn’t really a shipwreck, but it can be helpful to offload the heaviest problems. How much of what you manage each day really could be outsourced to a capable assistant? How many hours could an experienced virtual assistant shave off each work day? 

Let Some Things Slide – Right now, families are living, working, learning and sheltering from a pandemic in the same space. The novelty of staying home is wearing off, but there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight right now. The upside is that sheltering in place means no one is visiting, so it’s safe to let a few non-essentials slide. Dishes in the sink aren’t as urgent as a pressing deadline, for example. 

The pandemic will eventually end, and with it a return to something more closely resembling normalcy. Until then, it’s more than acceptable to take abnormal measures during these abnormal times. Virtual assistants, reconfiguring your daily routine to the best of your ability and outsourcing what you can are all great solutions to what is hopefully a temporary problem.

Posted on December 29th, 2020 by Client Advocate Team

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