3 Tips to Avoid Cabin Fever as a Remote Worker


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are requiring employees to work from home.

With no end in sight to the pandemic, and no clear path back to normal office life, workers have begun to accept working from home as the new norm.

While some employees may see this new style of working from home as a benefit, others are struggling to cope with distractions, lack of structure and the difficulty of managing their schedules.

Keeping Regular Work Hours

Without an office it can be hard for remote employees to separate work life from their social life.

It is vital for workers to designate specific hours to their work day as well as specific hours to their social life in order to not burn out.

By keeping a regular work schedule, it is much easier for employees to have a clear understanding of when they will be working and when they will be socializing with family and friends.

Wake Up at the Same Time Everyday

Waking up, eating and taking breaks at the same time as well as starting and finishing your workday at the same time everyday is crucial to helping workers stay on task and on schedule to complete necessary work.

Studies have proven, people who wake up and go to bed at the same time everyday get a better night’s sleep and are therefore more well rested and energized to perform their daily tasks.

For traditional 9am-5pm office workers, taking 7 to 8 breaks a day or roughly a break every hour is best to increase a workers focus and efficiency.

When to Work

While boss’s sometimes expect employees to be at the top of their game at all moments of the workday, this expectation is simply unrealistic.

It is difficult for workers to avoid having too much flexibility and therefore they should try to become more accountable to their company.

Depending on the job, workers probably need to make themselves available to their boss and co-workers certain hours of the day, however this does not mean you need to stick to the 9am-5pm normal work day.

Figure out when you are needed by your company and then consider when you are able to work most productively.

Possibly you enjoy working out or playing with your children in the early afternoon to clear your mind and prefer to resume working at night time.

Whatever your schedule preferences, be sure to pick a time slot to work when you are most at your most productive.

Moving your work environment from an office to your home can be a difficult transition, but as long as you focus on keeping a regular schedule, this adjustment to your work life should be significantly easier.

Remember to get enough rest, go to bed at the same time each day and to take breaks throughout the workday.

Maintaining focus and a healthy work/life balance to be will be the key to being a successful, productive and efficient worker.

About the Author

Russell Barneson is a real estate investor from California and runs his own vacation rental business. He is passionate about real estate investing, personal finance and productivity. He writes The Hard Money Blog and is head of marketing at Crescent Lenders. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, watching the NFL and drinking a few beers.

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