Working from home has become an international fact of life – not only for freelancers but for all of us affected by the Covid 19 virus. While it has adventure status, because of the novelty, it also comes with challenges.
We could learn from remote workers who have chosen this style of work. For higher productivity. According to the Owl Labs 2019 State Of Remote Work report, US-based remote employees tend to work more than the standard 40 hours per week—that is 43% more than on-site workers.
A major challenge is, however, learning to take more accountability for one’s life habits, like keeping active, having a balanced diet, and nurturing rewarding relationships. It is about little things, says an experienced remote worker – instilling healthy habits and routines, like making your bed in the morning, and not wearing the same sweatpants and hoodie day in and day out.
While working from home can help people be more productive, there are also increased risks of ill health, loneliness, depression, and burnout,
A few handy tips from a remote worker: