It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re working from home. If you have kids, you know exactly what I mean. It’s important to know keep and adhere to your schedule to break up the monotony of an average work day for a multitude of reasons.

Keeping an active work schedule means you have a reason to stay on task. Working from home, it’s easy to get distracted by your surroundings. Kids enjoying their new-found free time, TV playing in the background, music playing, rambunctious pets; All of these things can contribute to a lack of attention to detail to your work. Ultimately, your main goal should be keeping your nose to the grindstone and getting your work done so you can enjoy your home life!

While it’s important to stay task oriented, breaks should also be a part of your normal schedule. These allow you the time to walk away from your computer, get a breath of fresh air, grab a cup of coffee, and simply relax. Decompression from the stress of working from home is extremely important, as it keeps you from getting burned out doing your normal work. If you’re anything like me, the quality of your work is somewhat dependent on how well rested you are, and those breaks offer nice little refreshers for the day.

Above all things, adhering to a normal schedule means you don’t have to worry about readjusting to your normal office life once you’re able. The reality is that the Covid-19 fear will end, and working from home will be a thing of the past. You don’t want to feel like you’re having to calibrate to a brand new schedule all over again when the only thing that’s changed about your job is the location in which you did it from.