Work Life Balance
by Katrina Murphy
Excerpt from the Article
What’s the reality of working from home (WFH)?
Moreover, what’s the impact on our mental health?
I know that we have been wanting this, FOREVER! Working from home, no commute, less structure, more time with family…flexibility in the day…the list of benefits goes on. And the media is presenting it as just that: Video podcasts in a dress shirt and boxers, cuddling up to your toddler while you summarize that report or having a conference call from your car on your way to the beach.
While there are definite benefits to working from home, unfortunately, the images that portray this, artificially glamorize the situation. In reality, for some WFH has been awesome while for others, full-time remote work has been more of a nonstop monsoon of tasks, emails and Zooms. The question remains: Is WFH contributing to an increased lack of balance between home and work life?