By now, you must have realized that working from home is not for you. Don't worry, we all have that feeling. But there's a lot going on and going back to the office you once hated isn't the safest option -- where do we go from here?
It's best to accept that a lot of us will have to be remote workers for the time being. There a lot of realizations, too. Whether you like it or not, this is where we're in right now, and the realizations? Here are some of them:
If you hate it, you hate it
If you hate your job and the work you're doing, it doesn't matter where you are in the world -- your job is going to suck. Working at home only means you hate it while sitting in a different place. So, don't go and blame the work-from-home movement for your everyday grunts and groans. Realize that if you love your job, you won't mind doing it anywhere.
You can't just ignore your boss
Remember when you used to cower at your desk to hide from your supervisor? At home, you can't do that. Well, you can, technically, but you'll be tagged a no-show. It's impossible not to communicate with your bosses when working from home because silence always equates to slacking off. And if you want to keep your job, you can't do that.
Remember to put communication at the forefront of your day to day routine. Always check emails and reply to your boss promptly. Attend meetings and make sure to look responsible -- it's the least you can do. Your boss can't see you, so you need to assure them you're working by being online and communicate.
Discipline makes all the difference
Working from home doesn't suck all the time. There are perks. One of them being the freedom to snack on something at any time of the day or doze off for a few minutes. But do all that excessively and you won't be able to complete any tasks.
Freedom is dangerous at this point, and for some, it's too much to handle. Some people fall apart without someone watching over them because they lack self-discipline. If you have this problem, resist any form of temptation. It's easier said than done, but practice being hard on yourself. Remember you have bills to pay and you need to put food on the table.
It won't be easy, but there's no end in sight for the pandemic, and while we're all waiting for the vaccine, might as well make the most of what we have now.