Designate a Separate Workspace
If you have the availability to separate your working area it will help immensely with increasing your productivity and focus. Having a dedicated work or study area where you can shut the door, will make the transition of work-school time to home time a lot easier.
Even if you don’t have a spare room you can dedicate to work or study, you can choose to dedicate the kitchen table as your new deck when you’re not eating. And since no one will be visiting your home soon, you won’t have to worry about the mess.
Be Up Front Honest with Your Employer and Colleagues
Once you have created a schedule that works for you, make sure to communicate it to your boss initially to let them know that you are keen to make this work for everyone. It’s always good to be proactive and come up with a plan and most employers will be understanding of your situation, especially if they also have children.
It might not be your usual schedule but it’s important to let your employer and colleagues know when they’d be able to reach you. Also, let your colleagues know your new working hours and if you won’t be able to take calls during certain times of the day.
Don’t forget that this is not a personal issue, rather a community issue so kindly let them know your situation in a straightforward way.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle especially during these uncertain times, it’s important to establish a work-life balance while also enjoying parenting. Taking care of your kids while also working is an intense process but quite possible to accomplish. You can easily create a new daily structure that could work for everyone in your household, but it may take some time and planning and get used to. And don’t blame yourself if your kids watch too much TV or eat a lot of junk food, keep in mind that we are all going through some extraordinary times.
A part of our series of helpful “Mindful Content”, we thank you for being a valued Veriday partner and we continue to share our best wishes for your health and well-being as we push through this unprecedented challenge together. Again, if you have any service-related questions or simply need to hear a friendly voice, call us at 1.888.706.2817.