This has been one of the strangest years of all time, and has left millions of people around the world stranded at home, with many of them having no choice but to use the power of the internet to work remotely. This has actually worked out quite well for a lot of people, that have found that being able to work from the comfort of their own home means skipping the office completely, along with the commute. But being at one place for too long can start to wear down on your nerves, which can happen at a much faster rate for those that are also stuck at home with their children. Luckily, there are a couple of easy ways of staying sane that are easy to implement and can make life a little bit easier during this difficult time.
Sticking To a Schedule
It might not seem like a big move to make but sticking to the same schedule that you had while at your normal work commute can help make things a little bit more normal. It provides a foundation to base the rest of your day off of, and keeps you focussed on the work that you need to get done before the day is over. Of course, being at home means that it’s entirely possible to take many more frequent breaks, but it’s also important to always go back to the schedule if you begin to feel overwhelmed by being at home.
Set Some Rules
There are few things as frustrating as when you’re trying to get some important work done for a deadline, but someone keeps slowing you down or getting in your way. This could be your children, who are constantly vying for your attention as they’re now just as bored as everyone else that is now suddenly stuck at home, or a partner that doesn’t have much else to do and is excited at the prospecting of having you around all the time. But getting distracted constantly is a good way of falling behind on work, so creating some simple but basic rules in terms of when you’re to be left alone during work hours can make a world of difference. It’s important to set these rules in a constructive way to ensure that no one feels like they are a burden.
We’ve proven that the world’s internet infrastructure is more or less ready for the global transition to homework, but there is still plenty to smooth out before the serves offered always work as intended. The huge amount of increased traffic on the world’s networks has meant that sometimes an ISP is unable to provide high speed internet, and drops in connection can become a problem. The best way to avoid this is by having a backup internet solution, which can be in the form of a secondary router that runs on LTE, or simply by having a smartphone nearby that has been properly set up to work as an internet hotspot.