If you are one of those who work from home, or at some point you have considered the idea of ​​working your day or studying from home, it is essential and essential that you know the other side of opposing and working as a freelance, the less friendly side of a reality that is gaining more and more followers.

We live in a fully technological era in which traditional methods have taken a step forward and are already mixed with mobile devices, blurring that line between traditional work from an office and the working day through a smartphone. At that point, there are all those people who decide to start their career as a freelancer and work from any corner of the world – or mostly, from home-, and those who enter an opposition. Do we really know what the effects of working or studying from home are? Is it optimal to spend all day in the same room of the home in front of the computer? What guidelines must be followed to perform an efficient work from home?

Today we are going to discover what are the effects of working or studying from home. If you are also interested in discovering what is true and what are the advantages of these forms of exercise, keep reading the article.

Isolation from society is prohibited

One of the most notorious effects of working or studying an opposition from home, without a doubt, is the social isolation in which you will find yourself involved. It is advisable that from the first week you organize your work or study hours correctly, this will then help you have time to go out or take the air even one hour a day.

Freelancers or those who are preparing an opposition tend to isolate themselves little by little due to the burden of spending so many hours at home , therefore, problems may appear, especially at the beginning, when managing that free time and those exits, which directly influences on a psychological and emotional level. You may not notice it at first, but the emotional drain that comes with isolating yourself from the world can play tricks in the long run, and lead to a devastating state of mind.

A highly advisable option would be to have a study partner who follows a similar routine or, if you are a freelancer, turn your studio into a coworking space and work with several people. Those who have tried these two options advise investing time in finding colleagues who will follow the same guidelines either for work or study, never more than three people.

Establish a work schedule

Working or preparing an opposition from home has its advantages, but also other effects that make this idea less attractive. If you think that working from home is being on the couch with your pajamas on and having the schedule you want, and that everything works correctly, you are wrong.

The first step you have to take when you have decided to establish your work or student routine from home is to set a schedule that suits your needs and that you can meet on a daily basis. This has multiple advantages; On the one hand, you will force yourself to get up at the same time every day, which will influence your productivity . Your state of mind will also be reflected in it; If you know that after your day you will have other more attractive plans, it will make your day more bearable.

On the other hand, we must not forget that working or studying from home does not mean that you have to be aware of that email 24 hours a day , or that you have to study more hours than recommended. Being a freelancer or opponent should not mean working tirelessly from home. The latter is essential to have a correct mental health, since one of the effects of doing your work from home is that you can be more prone to have a low mood and be more tired.

Get up and get ready like you were going to the office

One of the keys to working or studying from home effectively and having a routine that helps you cope with your work and have enough courage, is to resemble your routine as you would in an office. To do this, get up early, no postponement of the tasks you have to do, procrastinating is never a good option.

You can wear comfortable clothes, but no pajamas, it is not necessary that you wear a suit jacket, simply that you dress according to how you would if you had to work in the street. Have a good breakfast and prepare your work table .

We advise that the room in which you go to work is not the same in which you sleep, so you can disconnect better once you have finished your day. Keep your work table clear of distractions, have everything you need at hand so you don’t have to get up and lose concentration .

Achievable goals

Sometimes, people who work and oppose from home do not set real guidelines, which in the long run can make them give up on this task and one of the most damaging effects appears; the anxiety. It is very important that you set goals that you can achieve, whether you work or study, do not try to cover everything the first week . Try not to be so self-demanding, the fruits will show in the long run, you don’t have to worry about it ahead of time.

Rest one day a week and dedicate it to yourself. You need to take short breaks between hours; Go for a walk even 15 minutes, do relaxation exercises or some kind of sport that does not require a lot of time.

It is normal that you feel misunderstood or that you are not doing the right thing, but you are on the right track. It is also common that your environment does not understand exactly the work you do , do not get frustrated, opposing or working from home is not easy, you have to experience it to know what it is, but without a doubt, it will be worth it. Courage, do not despair! Whatever your goal, trust yourself, you can do it

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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