- A year into the pandemic, working from home is preferred by many employees.
- But working remotely can still be very monotonous.
- Try making simple tweaks to your routine, like setting reminders to take breaks.
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I’ve gone through a complete remote-work evolution since I started working from home last March.
It can be tough finding ways to be efficient, without also increasing the risk of burnout. From turning my fireplace mantel into a standing desk, to doing yoga while proofreading for work, I’ve tried almost everything to keep myself productive.
And these challenges might be here to stay. Over a year after the CDC announced the pandemic, effectively shutting down the US, a Harvard survey revealed that 81% of the workforce either doesn’t want to return to the office or would prefer a hybrid schedule moving forward. At least 27% hopes to continue working remotely full-time.
Remote work has many benefits — no waking up early, no morning commute, and no reason to get dressed in business attire. But it can also be a challenge; remote workers during the pandemic often struggle with the monotony of logging on from home every day.
If you’re struggling with engagement at work right now, here are some ways to freshen up your work-from-home lifestyle to help you be more productive.