How to Maintain a Work/Life Balance in a Virtual Office Environment
Those who work from home can be at greater risk of feeling isolated, overworking, or feeling disconnected from the workplace. If you’ve never worked from home before, it can be a major adjustment.
Establish a virtual business office..
Virtual office space can help alleviate the burden of not having a physical office location through a variety of virtual office services. There are a number of benefits to establishing a virtual business office, such as:
Virtual office answering service: A receptionist will always be available to answer phones and provide support to your customers and employees. They can answer and forward calls, and you have access to an interactive voicemail so you can check your messages whenever you need them.
Virtual office facilities..
Even with social distancing guidelines in place, you may find the need to meet with an employee or client face-to-face. A virtual office facility can include private conference or meeting rooms, or even office spaces and desks.
Virtual receptionist: An experienced agent can handle your communication tasks from managing customer services to scheduling meetings and appointments. Share some of the day-to-day tasks that are necessary but take up precious time so you have more time to balance life.
Create a schedule and a routine..
Start and end your workday as you would if you were going into the office. Working from home makes it easy to work longer hours than you normally would, but be consistent with your schedule. Try not to start earlier or work later than your set times.
Also, try to create a similar routine. If you would normally wake up at a certain time, drink a cup of coffee, read your emails, and start meetings at 9:00 a.m., follow that same routine from home. There can be a number of distractions at home that you aren’t used to having to deal with, and creating a consistent routine can help keep you balanced.
It’s been proven that the human brain in fact cannot multitask. While we feel like we are getting more accomplished by doing more than one thing at once, most of the time we are not dedicating our full attention and efforts to any of those things we are working on.