For many people, work-from-home was just a dream. In 2020 it became a reality for many of us. After a year, however, many of us are hitting a wall. Virtual work has some unique challenges. To ensure a positive work-from-home experience, you need to take steps to set yourself up for success.  You also need to make sure work-life balance doesn’t get out of whack.

Benefits of Virtual Work

In 2019 Airtasker surveyed a small sample of full-time work from home employees. Most loved eliminating a daily commute for the fuel and time savings.  Remote workers were also able to increase their weekly exercise time to nearly three hours per week compared to their in-office counterparts, who average about One hour and 45 minutes. Other health benefits include eating out less, drinking more water, and not being exposed to coworker illnesses.  Perhaps the most significant benefit is productivity.  Most remote workers find it easier to concentrate on tasks without office distractions.

The necessity of creating a designated ‘work’ space

With all that said, it’s also true that remote employees tend to work 1.4 extra days per month than their in-office coworkers. How can you avoid being on the job 24/7?   Here are three essential steps you can take.

Productivity & Self-Care Tips

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