When the pandemic hit, many businesses and companies were forced to move their operations online to keep their businesses afloat. For employees, the move to remote work or work-from-home was a welcome one at first because of the virus.

But, as the pandemic continues and there is no end in sight, work-from-home fatigue can take root. When we have work-from-home fatigue, our body will start experiencing body pains such as wrist and neck pain and eye strain. We are also quickly exhausted and find it hard to focus on our work.

To prevent work-from-home fatigue, here are 7 steps on how you can fight it:

Switch Between Phone Calls And Video Conferences

Regular Skype or Zoom video calls can get exhausting because you have to split your attention between your teammates on one screen. To reduce the stress caused by these video calls, you can propose holding your meetings through phone calls in between video calls to change the way you interact with one another.

No To Regular Multi-Tasking

Although multi-tasking can help us finish work faster, it is exhausting to do if you have to do it all the time. It also reduces your productivity because your attention is split between your tasks. Focus on one task and remove all the distractions around you so you can finish your tasks efficiently.

Gap Your Meetings

Since everything is now online, our work calendar will be filled with virtual video meetups. But, we shouldn’t fill our calendar with just meetings. Do some of your discussions through email or combine similar sessions in one event.

Take A Break

As you do your tasks online and have regular meetings, you should always give yourself a break between recharging your mind and reducing the stress you are feeling. You can do simple activities between your sessions like stretching, walking outside, or even taking a short power nap.

Don’t Skip Your Meals

If you want to stay productive at work even when you are doing it at home, you need to give yourself energy. With this in mind, you should always eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with some snacks in between. Make sure to eat full meals and keep your snacks nutritious to help keep moving.

Follow Your Regular Work Routine

If you have a work routine, don’t be afraid to follow it even if you work from home. Your work routine can help you adjust from your personal time to your work and back when your work is over for the day. It can also help you maintain your work-life balance and prevent work from invading your rest time.

Plan Your Day Accordingly

If you feel fatigued due to remote work, try to plan your day to distribute your work tasks evenly throughout the day. You can add your breaks between your tasks and use the time to catch up with your co-workers. This will help you maintain your relationships with your co-workers and help your mental health in the process.

Conclusion

It is still not clear when the pandemic will end and when things will be back to normal. But, while we wait, we need to make sure that we take care of ourselves as we try to do our tasks at home. Check out the tips we listed above and see how they can improve your work-from-home routine and your overall health.

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29 replies on “How Can You Fight Work-From-Home Fatigue?

  1. This is so tough and takes so much discipline. I’ll be doing fine and then I’ll have lunch and I want a nap….lol. or I walk into the laundry room and lo and behold it suddenly becomes laundry day. Great post Kally. My bad. lol

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  2. I’m not a fan of working from home, even though I spend more hours on the computer at home than I do at work.
    It’s a mindset thing. Home is the place for MY stuff. Home is where I go to get away from work.

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  3. Great posts and inspiring advices 👌👌🙏🌷photo so awesome and you are so pretty 🥰
    Malaysia also so bad situation now, MCO and stay home only. Children working at home
    and my grandchildren all studying online class 😊🙏 Take care 🙏♥️

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          1. I’m alone here , my apartment two people mon and daughter positive !!
            They home quarantine 🙏👌I told children won’t come ,scared and I’m
            Caring 👍🏻🌷Thank you for this lovely reply 🙏🌷take care nicely you all 🙏♥️

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  4. Actually, Kally, I do not expect us to ever return to a pre-pandemic “normal” here in the USA. Friends in Japan, China and Hong Kong have worn masks for years whenever they went out in public, and I expect Anita and I will probably do the same from now on.
    PLUS, and this is the BIG ONE, governors and mayors have become inebriated with their sense of power and will continue to violate civil rights guaranteed in our Constitution in order to “protect us” from ourselves. Covid vaccination proof will soon be digitized to phone apps, and anyone not willing to show their vaccination proof will become second-class citizens.

    “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” (Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, 1916-1939)

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      1. Your hopes are both higher and lower than mine. Higher in that I do not expect ever a return to pre-pandemic normals; lower because I believe this is preparatory for the Second Coming of Christ. Even so, Lord Jesus, come! ☺️

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  5. I’m stuck at home doing a self-quarantine after just getting a part-time job again. Now I’m wishing I could just work from home because thanks to the numbers going up in my neck of the woods (people act like there never was a virus everywhere I go, and probably how I got exposed… the only exceptions I’ve found being the doctor’s office and my own job). But that’s what I’m going to work on while stuck at home this week.

    I am searching for online job opportunities, but also, re-making my office/library space. I already have an older computer and desk in there, and just need to get all the extraneous crap out of the way so I can work, and clean out the unnecessary stuff on that computer so I can boost video possibilities (though I got a better computer, it’s in the living room, smack in the middle of dog and bird noises). I have to just use that desk for my work, keep it clean, organize when I’m done, and then shut the door so I can do what’s needed everywhere else. Kinda like a “portal commute”–left the office, okay, now I’m home.

    I’m an easily distracted person myself, and thankfully I have the room to experiment and see what works best. Some folks don’t, and that definitely makes it challenging.

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  6. Home-Office: Dear Kally, Congratulations to your blog! Such good and wise advice! It’s difficult to get used to this new form of organization – but here in Switzerland it’s not just a trend because of the pandemy. The firms continue to find it a great idea for the future as well. Thank you very much for your interesting blog. Elisa

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  7. Honestly, I’ve adjusted myself to WFH so deeply now that the very thought of going back to the office makes me wish to cry like a 5-year old 🙂
    Although, I did went to my office a couple of times since April this year and did enjoyed the less-people environment.

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