Boundaries between work and life get blurred for remote workers. Since many of us work from home, suddenly the work environment and the home/life environment merge into one never-ending entity. Wake up, check your email, sit down for breakfast while working, keep working throughout the day, suddenly it’s 10 p.m. and we’re still working.
Unplugging is important. To do this, as a remote worker you’ll need to create boundaries that help separate work from regular life. Or else, potentially pay the price of burnout, social isolation, and even depression.
Decide when you’re working, and stop once your day is done. That way, you won’t work from sunup to sundown.
One way to create boundaries as a remote worker is by creating a special workspace that you can physically walk out of. For people who live in cities with limited apartment space this can be difficult, but if possible, having a separate office with a door that closes can help tremendously in creating boundaries.
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