Many of us had a pre-COVID work schedule that consisted of waking up, getting ready, commuting, working, and then going home at the end of the day. We repeated this 5 times a week and built a consistent routine around it.
So, what happens when suddenly we are asked to work from home? — Our routine gets thrown out the window. Humans are creatures of habit, and if we must rely on self-discipline to create a new routine we aren’t used to, it can leave us feeling distracted, lazy, unproductive, unmotivated, and more.
I have been working from home a couple of days a week for the past three years, so luckily this “new normal” isn’t so new to me; however working from home every day of the week? THAT threw me for a loop, and it took me a few weeks to get myself back on track.
Some of the biggest challenges people face when working from home include:
- Lacking a proper morning or daily routine
- No dedicated office or workspace
- Missing social connections
- Not knowing when to “shut down”
Of course, working from home also has its benefits, its just a matter of building a routine that will allow you to thrive in a home office environment. Let’s help you get there!
Published by Mariella Irivarren
Hi! I’m Mariella – A busy full-time corporate event planner, aspiring entrepreneur and blogger, currently living in Toronto, Canada.
Aside from working full-time, I am also a Part-Owner of Miski Organics Inc., a family-owned Canadian company with a Peruvian heart, importing organic Peruvian superfoods into Canada. Also, I am a proud Independent Consultant and brand ambassador for an incredible company called Arbonne; which was recently named the #1 Global Brand for Healthy Living Inside and Out.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communications, writing has always been a passion of mine; and it wasn’t until now that I decided to take a leap of faith and build a platform where I can openly express myself in the hopes of it resonating with others.
As I start to venture into the world of entrepreneurship while striving for balance in all other aspects of my life, it is my goal to share my honest experiences, advice, and tools to help others along their journey.
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