Which of us did not dream of working remotely? Not to waste time on the road, not to iron the
costumes, spend more time with the family - all these are advantages. However, remote work has
its own features and pitfalls, many people have missed. We will tell you about the basic rules of
working in self-insulation mode, which will help you work as efficiently as possible.

How to organize the work at home during self-insulation?

To work effectively from home, you need a comfortable environment. Unfortunately, few people
today can afford a separate office in an apartment, but you need at least some kind of resemblance
to office space.

If you are in self- isolation and need to work full-time at a remote location, do not sit on the sofa
with your laptop. You need a real home office, so you will have to temporarily "seal up" the family
and take one of the rooms or at least a corner for personal use. Equip this place with everything you need:

  • You need a real table - not a coffee table or a windowsill. Get all your home items off it so
    they do not distract you.
  • Take a comfortable chair, even better a computer chair. Otherwise, you risk having back
    problems during quarantine work at home.
  • Remember what you used to use in your workplace and try to get all these office supplies.
    For example, if you are used to stickers with "reminders" on the monitor, order them in an
    online store and use at home.
  • Do not let yourself go. Wash your head, comb your hair in the morning and try not to be
    ashamed to answer the video call. Wear comfortable clothes, and let it be a compromise
    between office and home style, but not pajamas.
  • Keep a list of tasks, because now there is no boss next to you who will remind you what to
  • If you are disturbed by the sounds of the house, the conversation of loved ones, chattering
    children, put on headphones and turn on your favorite music. This way you can build a
    barrier between work and home.

    All these seemingly insignificant things affect the efficiency of the work during the period of self-isolation.

What is the schedule of work at home during quarantine?

The self-isolation and the remote can relax you to a diminishing point. You do not have to run to
catch a bus, you don't have to worry that the car will get stuck in traffic. It is extremely tempting to
turn off the alarm clock and start the day when you can, especially since in the evening you do not
have to hurry home - you are there. Get away from these thoughts: if you knock down your work
schedule, you risk being in a situation of constant hurry, which will affect the quality of your work. At the same time, perhaps, and your psychological well-being, and relationships with loved ones, can suffer.

If you are doing work from home during quarantine, follow these guidelines:

  • Set the alarm clock be in the home office at the beginning of your normal working day, i.e.
    to have time for breakfast, do all necessary morning procedures and prepare for work.
  • Leave some time “for the road.” Look at what they write in social networks, read the news,
    wander around the sites, in general, do what you usually do while you get to the office. It
    will help you "switch" from home to work.
  • Do not sit at the computer all day - psychology says that for effective work you need to be
    distracted periodically. Take breaks, but with about the same frequency and to the same
    extent as it was at work. How many times a day did you go to the office kitchen to drink
    coffee? When did you have lunch and how much time did you spend on it? Stick to the
    schedule, to monitor how much time did you spend productively you can use time tracking
  • Try to finish your workday around the same time as in the office. Don't "go home" too
    early, but don't sit around.

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“I don't feel the pleasure from doing the work.”- What does psychology have to say to this?

Work is not just about the tasks you do. Brainstorming together, discussing new projects and
results, even simple chitchat about yesterday's match or buying a bicycle for your child - all this has
been an important part of your daily life. During self-isolation and remote work, you cannot maintain
the same level of contact, but try to keep this side of your working life as much as possible:

  • Communicate with colleagues - correspond, call, organize video conferences. Create a
    common chat, and if you already have an official working chat, organize an alternative - for
    the same chatter.
  • Fight burnout syndrome if you feel that you are experiencing symptoms of it - indifference
    to work and to your professional responsibilities. When working at home during quarantine,
    this syndrome can manifest itself, because you feel worse feedback from your work - you
    cannot pass the printed report from hand to hand, touch the design that you have collected
    according to your calculations, see the expression of the customer's face, reading the
    prepared by you commercial offer. To defeat this syndrome, you must try to constantly
    cheer yourself up. Do your favorite hobby, remember the interesting activities that
    previously did not have enough time. And devote more time to children because they are an
    endless source of positive emotions!

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