Boundaries are super important when it comes to organization and aligning your time with your priorities.
There are three areas to be mindful of when creating good boundaries.
- Time: When we work from home, personal time can get blurred with work time. Be intentional about when you are working and when you’re not working. Create a schedule to protect work time and personal time. Think outside the normal box to customize your schedule.
- Space: Where are you working while at home? Having a designated space not only helps with focus, it helps to communicate to everyone in the house that you are working. If you do not have a formal office space, try to create a temporary space in a secluded area of your home.
- People: Set up a way to let people know when you’re available for conversation. A quick conversation about what’s for dinner may seem harmless, unless you’re in the middle of something. Having headphones on or hanging a sign, can communicate that you’re not available for a conversation.
After you establish your boundaries, communicate them with everyone in your home and on your work team. Encourage your colleagues and house mates to create boundaries of their own.