Maintain A Clear Line Between Work And Home Mode
Home Mode vs. Work Mode
Our home is our place of literal and figurative refuge, it is a safe space that we have exclusively in the world. It is a kind of stronghold between us and what is going on outside. I think we recognize how important this is to us, both physically and mentally.
To say that our home is our castle may seem like a cliché, but it is one of the reasons why it is a unique type of space.
The only place in the world where we have almost complete control over everything that happens inside. And this feeling of being in control is exceptionally beneficial for our mental well-being, when we feel that we are in control of something, we tend to be much happier; we tend to be much healthier. We tend to be more creative because we feel that we have the autonomy, freedom, and the ability to do things we otherwise would not be able to do. When we leave this control zone and go to the office, where there is always someone telling us what to do and when to do it and so on.
Also, read Tips To Work From Home.
There are techniques that we can do to turn the key from “home mode” to “work mode” and vice versa. The exciting thing is that any kind of change in environmental behavior, made inside our home, promotes creativity, also tends to promote health, both physical and mental, and happiness.
Let’s talk about a simple technique, just modify the space with an object, for example: if you work at the dinner table, take a piece of a placemat that you should only put on the table when you are in “work mode” and place the laptop under it. And when you’re done, remove that piece from the table, and you’ll be back in “home mode.” Creating this kind of mental association, with space and with objects in space, will help you turn the key more naturally.