Working from home is now the new normal for a number of people. Remote work has not really reached its peak as people haven’t been able to explore all of the perks due to the pandemic. The ability to travel across the world for a few weeks while still earning a healthy income working is unmatched in a person’s professional life. Digital nomads have been doing this for years and with the pandemic subsiding in certain areas, you might get to feed that desire you’ve had to travel. Adjusting to working from home is important especially if you are cooped up with your significant other. The following are tips to adjust to working remotely with your significant other.
Take Time Apart
Spending every minute of your life with your significant other can be unhealthy. You should plan activities apart whether it is hanging out with friends or going to the gym solo. Working outside of the home can add some variety to your week and there are plenty of options. There are even bars that cater to remote workers where people can bring their dogs. Take time to research the different options where you can work that have a reliable internet connection. Tool sheds or detached garages can be a great place to work that can be peaceful as long as you have Wi-Fi.
Working in the same office can lead to you getting sick of your significant other. You might have only seen them for a few hours per day during the week after work. Spending the entire day with someone regardless of how much you care about them can be a nightmare. This will be convenient when both of your have a Zoom meeting or sales call. There are times of the day where you can work together as everyone has those administrative tasks that don’t take much in terms of attention.
Set Identical Working Hours
Being able to set identical working hours can allow you to take breaks at the same time. Completing work at the same time can allow you to do whatever you’d like as a couple. This could be to go out to eat or simply take your pets for a walk around the neighborhood. Working different hours can be tough as you will feel you have no time to spend together. There are other jobs that just require you to get a certain amount of work done for the day. Getting this done as early as possible can allow you to have a free afternoon to yourself. The added time that you have from the elimination of your daily commute it just another added bonus of working remotely.
Working remotely is a great opportunity to enjoy professional freedom that you have not had in the past. Make sure that you are working on your relationship as well as working together from home can create friction. Adjust to this as it could be your relationship hanging in the balance.