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From burnout to breakthrough: How to make working from anywhere work for you

ZDNet – Working from home requires a deliberate design and a focused mindset around your schedule, rituals and daily routines. “Working from anywhere can lead to breakthrough performance with simple adjustments to your approach. Let’s face it: Working from home can be exhausting.” Most of our social roles happen in different places, but now the context has collapsed,” says Gianpiero Petriglieri, an associate professor at INSEAD. “Imagine if you go to a bar, and in the same bar you talk with your professors, meet your parents, or date someone; isn’t it weird? That’s what we’re doing now. We are confined in our own space, in the context of a very anxiety-provoking crisis, and our only space for interaction is a computer window. Professor Petriglieri calls the problem “self-complexity” — where everything happens via video calls. Everything, it seems, except variety. All the more reason to establish routines, rituals, and boundaries and create separation in your home office, so that your online world doesn’t become a jumbled mess of insecurity and confusion. Or work days on end that seem never to end…”

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