Prior to COVID-19, most (if not all) jobs required the presence of their employees in the office. In-office work also meant commuting. Depending on the location of the office, commutes could range from a peaceful ten minute drive to a lengthy two hour train ride.
The pandemic put rapid-fire remote work systems in place. Many employees actually relished in the comfort and the freedom remote work allowed them. Going forward, it’s unclear exactly how many jobs will stay remote (or work out some sort of hybrid system), but it seems that remote work will stick around.
That being said, it can be difficult to detach from work when there are no physical boundaries. It can also be challenging to be productive when your surroundings are designed to give you maximum comfort and relaxation. Read on for science-backed tips on creating a better remote work-life balance. (more…)