For many families, September represents the end of summer and the beginning of a new seasonal routine. As work picks up and the kids go back to school a new schedule begins to establish itself. And, as with so many things in 2020, this year is different. For some of us working remotely, the home has now become a multi-purpose workspace, learning space, and depending on the children’s age, also a daycare. Without the structures and patterns of the office or school, this balancing act can take a toll on both employees’ homelife and their sense of employee engagement.
In such a situation it can be hard to balance productivity with parenting. To help remote workers maintain their focus, reduce stress and stay engaged, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help stay on track during the “new normal”.
1. Narrow your focus – It may feel like you are lowering your expectations but limiting the number of tasks you lay out for yourself will help you focus. When you begin the day with a long list of goals, it amps up your stress levels and creates a frustrating sense of urgency. Narrow it down to 2-3 priorities to stay focused, when the distractions star