Tips For Couples Both Working From Home

April 2, 2020
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With 80% of the U.S. workforce now at stay-at-home situations, couples who would normally leave for work are now spending the entire day under the same roof and that may be causing some friction.  A couple who have been working together for over three years offer some advice in keeping your personal and professional life together under the stay-at-home rules of coronavirus.  First, keep interruptions to a minimum. It can be easy to constantly interrupt each other to talk about our days or some work issue. However these constant distractions can add stress to an already stressful situation. So set up rules and boundaries of working times and break times. Keep your regular work schedule so that you do have time to unwind after work and catchup with each other’s day.  Set up a good co-working space. Most people prefer their own workspace set up, so find an area of your home that you can redefine as your work area. It will help you keep focused on your job and allow you to act as a co-worker to your significant other. Finally, communicate! A good co-working space is also largely about setting your expectations with each other. Things can get complicated when you add work to your romantic relationship, and that can be difficult for both work and romance if you are not on the same page as your partner. In short, communication is key! Do not take things personally while in the zone and try to wait until the end of the day to catch up on things.

SOURCE: Reader's Digest

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