3 Ways to Turn Off When Working from Home

Since the pandemic swept across the world, many of us have said goodbye to our daily commutes and have taken up working at home instead. As millions of us around the world were sitting at desks in our homes, we discovered a whole new world of working. However, with this new world of working, we also found the potential downsides of remote working, with people struggling to separate work from home life. If you’re finding it hard to switch off from work when you’re remote working, this article will provide you with 3 top tips for taking back control of your working week.

1. Distance yourself from your workspace

working on laptop

One of the biggest problems with working from home is that it can be a challenge to distance yourself from your workspace. If you work from home, it is highly recommended that you do not work where you sleep or spend your time relaxing.

It’s really important to find ways to separate your work responsibilities and tasks from your day-to-day living. For example, setting up your desk in your bedroom would be advised against as you want to ensure you can separate work life from home life. Working from your bedroom could cause your brain to associate that room with work and not with sleeping and resting. You want to be able to switch off at the end of your working day and give yourself some time to rest and relax.

2. Choose your work attire wisely


When you are working from home, make sure you are comfortable! There is nothing worse than sitting at your desk all day in tight uncomfortable clothing that disrupts your workflow. If you’re at home, you have more freedom when it comes to workwear so embrace it.

If you don’t have any meetings scheduled, why not go for a super comfy and casual look? Wear some simple yet classy loungewear that allows you to crack on with your work in comfort. If you’re winding down for the day, try throwing on some thermal socks so you can really start preparing for a cosy evening at home.

If you’re remote working, embrace it to the max and do what brings you comfort!

3. Stay active

woman walking outside

Another great way of turning off when working from home is to stay active. Looking after yourself with a little daily exercise is so important so it keeps your mind and body healthy and active.

If you’re having a stressful day and you can’t wait to slam that laptop shut, get out and get active, Exercising on a daily basis is so good for your body as the link between physical exercise and mental wellbeing has been heavily documented. When you exercise, you release endorphins, the feel-good chemicals in the brain, and when you release these, you stave off low mood and loss of libido. Furthermore, you’ll feel better about yourself and soon that stressful day at work will be long forgotten.

So, there you have it, three helpful and easy ways for you to turn off when working from home. Don’t let working take over your life, take back some control now!


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