How to Survive Working from Home (And How to Love It)

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How to Survive Working from Home (And How to Love It)

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How to Survive Working from Home (And How to Love It)

Working from home was both a blessing and a curse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people were glad to work at home, while others would have preferred going to the office because they missed social interactions and work-life balance. Still, others felt anxious because they were now forced to deal with the pandemic.

At this point, it may be difficult to find a proper work-life balance when the boundaries between your personal life and your work life are blurred. Finally, you may be anxious about living through a pandemic. Here are a few ways to push through it.

1 – Set Realistic Expectations

Many people who work from home struggle to articulate what they want. They often overestimate the amount of work they can or want to do at home. They also underestimate the time they need to complete a project. They might even choose to work from home during times when they’re too tired to set aside time for it. They may even choose to watch TV.

2 – Challenge Your Assumptions

You might have certain beliefs about what it means to work from home. If so, you should question whether these beliefs are valid.

3 – Do What’s Required

You might be tempted to work from home on a project you don’t enjoy. You might also be tempted to complete it in a rush. You should avoid both these temptations.

4 – Use Time Wisely

You may waste time in these situations:
If you’re not careful, you might spend more time watching TV than working. You may also spend time doing chores or dealing with household issues.

5 – Stay in Touch

You may feel isolated. To combat this feeling, consider joining online communities. You might also consider inviting loved ones, friends and colleagues to your home to minimize your isolation. You can also invite them to do an activity you enjoy with you. This way, you can both enjoy the activity and engage in meaningful discussions.

6 – Make Time for Yourself

You may feel pressured when you work from home. If so, you should set aside time to do something else. If you don’t make time for yourself, you might feel overwhelmed when you work.

7 – Get a Garden Pod

If you’re a city-dweller, you might feel isolated when you work from home. If so, you should get a garden pod. You should use it to grow fresh herbs or vegetables. You may also consider planting a herb garden or succulent garden. You can even plant fruit trees. Doing so will provide you with a sense of connection with the natural world.


Working from home is a double-edged sword. In some cases, it’s a blissful experience. In other cases, it’s a struggle. But in the end, it is what you make it out to be. Finding ways to make the situation more pleasurable and fulfilling will help you make the most of this time. Finding the right hobbies and interests to keep your mind busy will always help.

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