Working from home has always seemed like the ideal work arrangement–no commute needed, you can get ready for an online meeting in just a few minutes, you are not forced to work in a physical office with all the possible distractions that come with it. But, working remotely comes with its own set of difficulties and distractions, andcantake a bigger toll on you mentally and socially.
It’s for these reasons thatGaze Kasilag-del CastillofoundedWork from Home Pinay PH.It’s a Facebook group that aims to empower Filipino women who are working from home and help them adjust to it more smoothly through tips, educational resources, workshops, and shared stories. It’s a community for like-minded and like-hearted people who come from different walks of life, but can still come together and support each other.
In a special #EllanaLifestyle session, Gaze shared practical tips to stay sane and productive while working from home:
But, first: How are you?
Working from home is not always a rosy picture and doesn’t always feel like “living the life.” It can be a struggle, too, especially during the transition period. There are a lot of distractions and it can affect your physical, mental, and emotional health.
So, it’s important to assess yourself from time to time and check your emotions. Whatever you’re feeling is valid and acknowledging it is the first step towards adjusting better. Working from home is not for everyone and that’s okay. For some, it’s just temporary, while others thrive in it. Each one of us has a different work style and each style has its pros and cons.
What are the signs that you’re cracking from the stress of working from home?
When you feel any of these signs, pause, breathe, relax, and recognize your feelings.
How to stay sane while working from home
BONUS TIP:Say “thank you” a lot, even for the smallest things. It can do a whole lot of good and instantly change your mood!
What are some apps to help you work from home easier and better?
For the mind:
Want to learn more from Work from Home Pinay PH’s Gaze Kasilag-del Castillo? Watch the entire #EllanaLifestyle session below: