Tips: Avoid the WFH Burnout
May 27, 2020
In the U.S., most of the states have lifted the self-quarantine mandate and businesses are slowly opening their doors. However, for many companies working remotely has become a new reality—and it’s certainly one that takes getting used to.
Here are some tips to avoid the WFH burnout:
- Divide and Conquer. Divide your home into zones; work zone, kid zone, chill zone, etc. Creating zones will help your brain understand where ‘work’ is and where your ‘chill’ zone is, e.g. the comfy couch.
- Fun in the Sun. Some people may feel isolated and lonely while working from home. Be sure to get out and enjoy the warm summer months ahead – even if it’s only for 10 minutes. The extra Vitamin D will help and you won’t start to exhibit seasonal affective disorder. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated which causes fatigue, headaches and lack of productivity —remember to hydrate!
- Move. This doesn’t mean to move out-of-state or the country, simply take breaks to get your blood circulating. You don’t want your body to start moving into the atrophy phase.
- Routine. Create a morning and evening routine. Some days may feel like it’s groundhog day, but having a set routine helps reduce decision fatigue and burnout. This also includes dressing up for the part (no, not the PJs). Shower and dress like you were going to the office.
- Interaction. Communicate with your team or teammates using a video conferencing platform like EdisonLive. It’s important to collaborate with others in order to stay productive (and sane). Video conferencing is helpful when you need to see a face, but using other business communication platforms like Slack enables team sharing and collaboration. If you need the basics, there’s always Google Chat.
In addition to having to avoid WFH burnout, many small businesses are having to move their businesses online in order to stay connected to customers. For instance, Shoebox Moses, a full-stack performance DJ, utilizes EdisonLive, a video conferencing platform, to share his live performances with audiences across the world. For Shoebox Moses, he’ll be able to once again take his show on the road soon.