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Working from home has its perks, such as spending more time with family and saving time and money from losing your commute. But the lack of separation between your work and personal life can make it easier to work too much -- and experience burnout.
Have you noticed yourself staying online just a few minutes longer to get something done, only for that to become an hour or more? Are you unable to switch off, causing you to check messages out-of-hours because your laptop is right there?
It’s easy for those boundaries to become blurred when working from home, particularly as you may be socialising less than usual at the moment.
Take a moment to think about your working day and, if good habits have slipped, make some changes to help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Try to:
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