Personal “Work from Home” Experience
The first challenge was to find a new work-private life balance: since I work from my bedroom, I was unable to separate working and resting periods. During my working hours, I was not able to be productive for an extended period while after office hours, my mind was still filled with tasks and work-related thoughts. I was constantly surrounded by my work environment!
The second challenge was to find a proper mindset to face this new situation. In the
beginning, I felt very lonely working from home, and I missed working alongside other colleagues. Being around busy people motivates me to work harder while being alone all day was boring and challenged my motivation. In this environment, I noticed how small things are very important.
No worries! Here are my solutions:
Working from home also minimized my physical activity, while boosting my efficiency. To tackle this, I highly recommend practicing sports. Before the pandemic, I was used to going to the gym after work. Now, I take a walk or ride my bike to keep my body active.
Productivity lies in your mindset
Post Covid-19 Pandemic
All in all, I think that the pandemic unlocked new working possibilities and greatly helped in the evolution of the future work environments, showing that it is possible to collaborate even if the people are scattered all around the globe.