Remote Workers Guide to Striking the Right Work-Life Balance

Lorna Harvey
4 min readAug 7, 2022
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Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be very difficult to achieve when you work and live in the same location. This is true for any employee.

If you are thinking about working remotely, check out my other story on How to Look for a Job Where You Can Work Remotely.

How do you divide your time between the obligations of your personal life and those of your work life?

When surrounded by dirty laundry, it’s hard to concentrate on the conference call you are on.

Whether you’re just starting off working from home or leaving your desk years ago, learning how to prioritize your tasks and minimize distractions is essential.

When you work from home, put these recommendations to use so that you may maintain a tranquil environment and maximize your productivity.

Take the Following Steps on Your Own:

1. Stick to a Set Timetable.

Determine the beginning and end times for your day.

When you are at the height of your productivity, it is best to tackle the most difficult of your jobs.

Leave your job behind when it is time to call it a day and call it quits for the day.

2. Arrange Your Office Space.

Create a distinct area for work-related activities. It could be the entirety of a room or just a nook in one of your rooms.

You should adorn your workspace with images, works of art, and other items that bring you joy and make you feel inspired.

3. What You Wear is Important.

Getting out of your pajamas and into something more businesslike will help you feel more professional, even if you don’t want to wear business attire.

Get dressed in comfortable clothes you might wear to work on casual Fridays!

4. Limit Distractions.

Do you watch too much television or spend too much time on social media?

During business hours, recreational activities should be prohibited, except for breaks.

Lorna Harvey

I’m a blogger, writer, and interested in helping people find answers for living their best life. I also write on