Since the coronavirus outbreak, organisations have asked their employees to work from home to keep everyone safe. That means, many couples now find themselves sharing the same workspace together which is their home. When it comes to sharing both personal and professional life together, there are chances of getting defocused from your respective work because of obvious reasons. So here are some expert tips to keep in mind while working from home with your spouse to boost your productivity and keep calm.
Below are 6 tips on how to work peacefully alongside your partner within the confines of your home:
Anthony Edwards, a family phycologist from Northwestern University, advised to create a routine for the entire day. Also, don't stay in contact with your spouse 24/7 while trying to work together. "Often times when we stay away from each other for eight to twelve hours a day, that helps manage those problems," Anthony Chambers stated.
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You should also avoid talking with your spouse as if you both are co-workers from different teams. All day talking can hamper your work productivity undoubtedly.
Never ask your spouse to manage your work. It can almost add too much pressure if you are expecting your spouse to be one source of everything.
Create 'do not disturb' areas around your house and apartment. You should avoid outside interferences while you work from home. Shutting yourself off from distractions while completing important work tasks will help you remain productive.
Business psychologist Melanie Katzman recommends taking time each morning to review what you are going to do for the day. "Discuss what worked yesterday and what didn't. What's on the schedule for today and ask, how can I succeed today? Or what is it you need from me?".
Oregon psychologist Kathy Marshack said that people should work in separate areas and always avoid working from the bedroom. "The bedroom needs to be a place where you just chat, sleep or be romantic," Kathy Marshack added.
Hope these above mentioned tips will help you and your spouse to work from home in a better way.