Struggling to get motivated working from home? You're not alone.
Updated: Nov 30, 2020
I remember when lockdown started in many parts of Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced many offices to close, prompting many office workers to work from home.
According to a report published by a major news outlet in the US, one of the biggest concerns employees struggled with back in 2018 was not finding a work-life balance.
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So, one would think that working from home would help people gain this work-life balance, right?
Yes and no.
Certainly, working from home has an upside. No more having to drive to the office and be stuck in traffic as we commute to work. If our family members also live at home, we can see them more often, even if we are working from home. We can take care of our children and loved ones while we work.
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But working in an office environment also helps us to stay motivated. The lighting and the ambience promote a working environment where we feel good to work and stay awake. There is no more that blurred line between home and office. We leave home to go to work. Then, at the end of the day, leave work to come home.
Some find working from home great and absolutely love it. Others, find it challenging working from home and cannot wait until they can return back to the office. While others loved it at first, only to later realise that working in an office is more motivational.
Here at ClientCentric, we have in fact come across many clients who want to make a career change and move into a role where they can work from home and have the flexibility to do so. Whether it's for a new resume and cover letter, or help addressing selection criteria, we've helped many job seekers to achieve this and secure that work-from-home job.